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  • Age-related responses to injury and repair in insect cuticle 

    Taylor, David (The Company of Biologists Ltd, 2019)
    We evaluated the ability of female adult desert locusts (Schistocercagregaria) to repair injuries to their exoskeletons and restore mechanical strength over the course of their natural life. We discovered that younger ...
  • Self-healing materials: What can nature teach us? 

    Dooley, Clodagh; Taylor, David (2017)
    Natural materials such as bone and insect cuticle are capable of self-repair, a facility that greatly increases their durability and safe working stress. Some engineering materials have also been designed to be self-healing, ...
  • The theory of critical distances applied to multiscale toughening mechanisms 

    Taylor, David (2019)
    The Theory of Critical Distances (TCD) is an approach used for predicting the effect of cracks and notches on fracture and fatigue behaviour. In recent years it has been successfully applied to a wide range of problems ...