August 30, 2021 to September 3, 2021
University of Innsbruck
Europe/Zurich timezone

【238】Biomimetic Passive Cooling

Sep 1, 2021, 6:45 PM
Room C

Room C

Talk Surfaces, Interfaces and Thin Films Surfaces, Interfaces and Thin Films


August Hammel (TU Wien)


With the increasing average global temperature more and more households need a way to cool down. This study explores biomimetic passive cooling utilizing structured surfaces. The focus is put on structures that lower a body's average temperature without using electricity or replenishable resources. Biomimetics helps to find non-polluting ways to achieve such cooling structures.

At first, the physical principles will be explained, accompanied with current studies about their implementation. Biomimetics and its importance for this thesis will be discussed. Some examples found in nature will be explained. Possible attempts to use those will be expatiated. Finally, a summary will be given with an outlook about the future of passive cooling.

Primary author

August Hammel (TU Wien)


Ilse Christine Gebeshuber (TU Wien)

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