High-performance spider webs: integrating biomechanics ...

Apr 06, 2011 · The biomechanical properties of some spider silks, particularly the dragline silk of a few selected orb-web species, are now well described. Much of the research on spider silk has focused on describing its properties (e.g. [ 97 , 98 ]) with the ultimate goal of artificially replicating these remarkable, naturally produced fibres.Cited by: 62…

Invertebrate biomechanics: Current Biology

May 22, 2017 · The biomechanical world of spider silk began with studies of the surprising properties of the web materials and has grown to commercial-scale synthesis of self-assembling spider silk proteins. There is no clearer example of the importance of examining biomechanics in an evolutionary and natural historical context.…