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Quasi-homothetic transformation for comparing the mechanical performance of planar models in biological research

Author
Marcé-Nogué, J.; DeMiguel, D.; Fortuny, J.; Esteban-Trivigno, S.; Gil, L.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Palaeontologia electronica
Date of publication
2013-11
Volume
16
Number
3
First page
1
Last page
15
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/86642 Open in new window
URL
http://palaeo-electronica.org/content/2013/468-quasihomothetic-transformation Open in new window
Abstract
The potential of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) as an analytical technique in biological research has been widely highlighted in recent years. In spite of its great power, only in the best of circumstances one can compare the behaviour of models that differ in size and shape. Here, a new and easy procedure to scale FE models of plane elasticity is presented for several species of extant bovids that significantly differ in size and morphology. The method is based on the modification of the values ...
Citation
Marcé-Nogué, J., DeMiguel, D., Fortuny, J., Esteban-Trivigno, S., Gil, L. Quasi-homothetic transformation for comparing the mechanical performance of planar models in biological research. "Palaeontologia electronica", Novembre 2013, vol. 16, núm. 3, p. 1-15.
Keywords
Continuum mechanics, FEA, Homothetic transformation, Morphology, Plane elasticity, Size
Group of research
LMIT-CT - Laboratories of Mechanical Engineering Innovation and Technology
MSLIT - Materials and Structures Laboratory of Innovation Technology

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