Data from: Uncovering changes in spider orb-web topology due to aerodynamic effects

Ramón Zaera, Alejandro Soler & Jaime Teus
An orb-weaving spider's likelihood of survival is influenced by its ability to retain prey with minimum damage to its web and at the lowest manufacturing cost. This set of requirements has forced the spider silk to evolve towards extreme strength and ductility to a degree that is rare among materials. Previous studies reveal that the performance of the web upon impact may not be based on the mechanical properties of silk alone, aerodynamic drag could...

Registration Year

  • 2014

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • Carlos III University of Madrid