Stronger concrete – inspired by lobsters

By Mike Hayes20 January 2021

Researchers in Australia have taken inspiration from the shell patterning on lobsters to enhance the strength of 3D-printed concrete.

The team from Melbourne’s RMIT University said that by using a twisting pattern, similar to the internal structure of a lobster’s shell, combined with a special concrete mix enhanced with steel fibres, the resultant 3D-printed structures were stronger, more efficient and more sustainable than traditionally-produced concrete.

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