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Spiderman gloves

Paper ID Volume ID Publish Year Pages File Format Full-Text
32757 44943 2008 7 PDF Available
Title
Spiderman gloves
Abstract

Theoretical van der Waals gloves could generate an adhesion force comparable to the body weight of ∼500 men. Even if such a strength remains practically unrealistic (and undesired, in order to achieve an easy detachment), due to the presence of contact defects, e.g. roughness and dust particles, its huge value suggests the feasibility of Spiderman gloves. The scaling-up procedure, from a spider to a man, is expected to decrease the safety factor (body weight over adhesion force) and adhesion strength, that however could remain sufficient for supporting a man. Scientists are developing new biomimetic materials, e.g. gecko-inspired. Here we complementary face the problem of the structure rather than of the material, designing and preliminary fabricating a first prototype of Spiderman gloves, capable of supporting ∼10 kilograms each on vertical walls. New Adhesive Optimization Laws are derived and applied for increasing the capability of the scaling-up.

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Publisher
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: - Volume 3, Issues 5–6, October–December 2008, Pages 35–41
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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