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dc.contributor.authorPateel, VamsiKrishna
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-28T19:09:24Z
dc.date.available2016-03-28T19:09:24Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.isbn9780542194887
dc.identifier.isbn0542194880
dc.identifier.other305363928
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10477/45267
dc.description.abstractBite force estimates of extinct species can lead to establishing many hypotheses about the extinct animals. This work is focused on estimating the bite forces of an extinct cat Smilodon fatalis . Bite forces were estimated using the classical Finite Element Method (FEM) and also by optimization principles by posing it as an inverse structural problem. FE model of the species is developed from the fossil data which are widely available, and the structural optimization problem is posed as an ill-posed inverse problem and solved for the bite forces. Stability issues related to inverse problems is dealt using the Tikhonov regularization method. Throughout the research, FEM is used as forward solver and Genetic Algorithms is used as optimization routine.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.sourceDissertations & Theses @ SUNY Buffalo,ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
dc.subjectApplied sciences
dc.subjectEarth sciences
dc.subjectBiological sciences
dc.titleBite force estimation of Smilodon fatalis using forward and inverse methodologies
dc.typeDissertation/Thesis


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