Eco-innovation by integrating biomimetic design and ARIZ

Wang Chih Chen, Jahau Lewis Chen

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This work presents a new eco-innovative biomimetic design tool by integrating the algorithm for inventive problem solving (Russian acronym: ARIZ) with biologically significant vocabularies to search for related biological cases. ARIZ includes a complete procedure for analyzing problem model and related resources, resolving conflicts and generating solutions. This tool searches for biological key words by using the Noun1-Noun2-Verb model in replace of the Su-Field model for analyzing system conflicts and finds related biological cases. Analyzing these biological cases and available resources helps designers to design eco-products based on biomimetic concepts. An example is used to demonstrate the capability of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-406
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia CIRP
Publication statusPublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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