Biologically inspired engineering: Bionica!

While participating in the project “Bionica in het MKB” TCNN, Tricas came to a solution to prevent condensation in vaping devices. For various reasons condensation in such devices is far from desirable. By using biologically inspired engineering, starting with sources of inspiration like the Texas horned lizard, Tricas finally came to the creation of a specific artificial flow within the vaping device. One of the main cause for the condensation can be found in the turbulent flow of the particles. In most cases the path of the flow is such that particles are likely to collide with the geometry of the product. A smooth inner surface without obstacles and sharp corners will prevent the occurrence collision and condensation, but in the end doesn’t do the trick entirely. Tricas managed to add a secondary flow to the device, creating a specific motion around the vaping flow preventing condensation.