Help to build next generation airplanes and buildings
Withstands 39 thousand times more pressure
Cover made of lot of fine fibers only
Ranchi: Dung beetle is now under serious scientific consideration. It get attention
due to its pressure bearing power. After discovering this strength, this feature of
the outer covering of his body is being studied specifically. This feature of the
Dung beetle was discovered when he was still alive after a car passed over it.
Scientists were surprised to see this. Then, by examining the outer covering of
its body, this secret was found out.
Civil engineer Pablo Jhawattieri of Purday University associated with this from
the very early stage of this research said that the results are showing that the outer
covering of this worm is much tighter and stronger than expected. In fact, even
after a large vehicle like a Toyota Camry passed over this Dung beetle, its cover
was checked after being informed that it was alive and well.
The Dung beetle that was examined is an inch long creature. It is commonly
found in the forests of South California in the United States. When he survived
even after being hit by a car, his cover was examined. After preparing its structure
by examination and computer model, it was found that it can withstand 39
thousand times more pressure than its weight. The pressure of more than that
breaks the shell of his body.
Dung beetle shell withstands 39 thousand times pressure
this Dung beetle has extra armor on both sides. When there is pressure on it, it is
the outer shell that protects it. According to scientists, this worm is also strange
because another texture or structure acts as its shell even outside the texture inside
its body. When a pressure falls on it, the natural response of the Dung beetle is to
activate the outer shell and protect itself.
After finding this out, the structure of the outer cover of this Dung beetle is being
investigated. This worm hides itself inside the shell of the outer cover and
remains as soon as external pressure is applied. After discovering its anatomical
structure, the research team had artificially created this outer cover. Its structure is
such that it becomes stronger as the pressure increases.
In an attempt to understand this also, it was found that this is actually a flexible
cover and shrinks after applying the above pressure. As it shrinks, its strength
increases. Now the scientist wants to make a material similar to the outer shell of
this Dung beetle in future. If this material is successfully made, its use from
airplanes to multi-storey buildings will give great strength. Even before this,
modern science has shown the way to create something new based on the
substances and organisms found in nature in its development.
Imitation of its structure will enable stronger equipment
a particular species found in the Amazon River is already underway. Now if the
material of the structure like the outer shell of this Dung beetle was made, then it
would surely be able to give every item made by it several thousand times more
strength than the present. Where or the devices which cause damage by a strong
shock, they will also be better protected by covering such shell because it is not
too heavy even after being very strong. In such a situation, researchers are now
tracing everything present inside this outer shell so that on the same basis, such a
material can be prepared which is very strong and can withstand shock. This shell
has also been examined with a high-capacity microscope and it has been found
that if this structure is like a mesh, then it joins and shrinks under pressure.
Researchers have also printed it on 3D technology. This group of nets made of
fine fibers fails every jolt due to its structure.