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Tuning the instrument: sonic properties in the spider’s web

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Spider orb webs are multifunctional, acting to absorb prey impact energy and transmit vibratory information to the spider. This paper explores the links between silk material properties, propagation of vibrations within webs, and the ability of the spider to control and balance web function. Combining experimental and modelling approaches, we contrast transverse and longitudinal wave propagation in the web. It emerged that both transverse and longitudinal wave amplitude in the web can be adju...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1098/rsif.2016.0341

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Pembroke College
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Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Soler, Alejandro More by this author
Zaera, Ramon More by this author
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Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Publisher:
Royal Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of the Royal Society Interface Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
122
Pages:
Article: 20160341
Publication date:
2016-09-07
Acceptance date:
2016-08-10
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EISSN:
1742-5662
ISSN:
1742-5689
Pubs id:
pubs:640467
URN:
uri:4261db35-efc1-42e7-ad56-d175b425a24f
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4261db35-efc1-42e7-ad56-d175b425a24f
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pubs:640467

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