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Applied Bionics and Biomechanics
Volume 2016, Article ID 2386982, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/2386982
Research Article

Applications and Engineering Analysis of Lotus Roots under External Water Pressure

1School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Xian University of Technology, No. 5 Jinhua South Road, Xian, Shaanxi 710048, China
2School of Engineering and Informatics, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9QJ, UK

Received 15 September 2016; Accepted 15 December 2016

Academic Editor: Luis Gracia

Copyright © 2016 Yiyun Zhu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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