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Biomechanical form and function in primate seed predators : common solutions for similar mechanical challenges? (2021)
Thesis
Hunter, E. M. (2021). Biomechanical form and function in primate seed predators : common solutions for similar mechanical challenges?. (Thesis). Hull York Medical School, the University of Hull and the University of York. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4223650

Seed predation, as seen in a diverse range of primate species, is a specialist diet in which seeds are accessed via the breakdown of stress-resistant external protective layers. This diet is considered mechanically challenging, requiring high forces... Read More about Biomechanical form and function in primate seed predators : common solutions for similar mechanical challenges?.

Functional implications of size reduction in molar dentition during human evolution : using 3D printed models (2019)
Thesis
Camp, S. T. (2019). Functional implications of size reduction in molar dentition during human evolution : using 3D printed models. (Thesis). Hull York Medical School, the University of Hull and the University of York. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4222135

During hominin evolution the size of postcanine dentition has varied. While many researchers have tried to make predictions as to the functional significance of these changes, the effect of tooth size on food breakdown has not been quantified. Thi... Read More about Functional implications of size reduction in molar dentition during human evolution : using 3D printed models.

Dental morphology and mechanical efficiency during development in a hard object feeding primate (Cercoebus atys) (2016)
Thesis
Swan, K. R. (2016). Dental morphology and mechanical efficiency during development in a hard object feeding primate (Cercoebus atys). (Thesis). Hull York Medical School, the University of Hull and the University of York. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4218539

Teeth play a prominent role in food acquisition and processing by providing the working surfaces to initiate and propagate fracture. Variation in the shape and size of teeth has therefore naturally been associated with various dietary adaptations. Ho... Read More about Dental morphology and mechanical efficiency during development in a hard object feeding primate (Cercoebus atys).

Validity and sensitivity of a human cranial finite element model: Implications for comparative studies of biting performance (2015)
Journal Article
Toro-Ibacache, V., Fitton, L. C., Fagan, M. J., & O'Higgins, P. (2016). Validity and sensitivity of a human cranial finite element model: Implications for comparative studies of biting performance. Journal of anatomy, 228(1), 70-84. https://doi.org/10.1111/joa.12384

Finite element analysis (FEA) is a modelling technique increasingly used in anatomical studies investigating skeletal form and function. In the case of the cranium this approach has been applied to both living and fossil taxa to (for example) investi... Read More about Validity and sensitivity of a human cranial finite element model: Implications for comparative studies of biting performance.

Masticatory biomechanics in the rabbit: a multi-body dynamics analysis (2014)
Journal Article
Watson, P. J., Gröning, F., Curtis, N., Fitton, L. C., Herrel, A., McCormack, S. W., & Fagan, M. J. (2014). Masticatory biomechanics in the rabbit: a multi-body dynamics analysis. Journal of the Royal Society interface / the Royal Society, 11(99), Article 20140564. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2014.0564

Multi-body dynamics is a powerful engineering tool which is becoming increasingly popular for the simulation and analysis of skull biomechanics. This paper presents the first application of multi-body dynamics to analyse the biomechanics of the rabbi... Read More about Masticatory biomechanics in the rabbit: a multi-body dynamics analysis.

The Mechanical Significance of the Temporal Fasciae in Macaca fascicularis: An Investigation Using Finite Element Analysis (2011)
Journal Article
Curtis, N., Witzel, U., Fitton, L., O'Higgins, P., & Fagan, M. (2011). The Mechanical Significance of the Temporal Fasciae in Macaca fascicularis: An Investigation Using Finite Element Analysis. Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology, 294(7), 1178-1190. https://doi.org/10.1002/ar.21415

Computational finite element analyses (FEAs) of the skull predict structural deformations under user specified loads and constraints, with results normally presented as stress and strain distributions over the skull's surface. The applied loads are g... Read More about The Mechanical Significance of the Temporal Fasciae in Macaca fascicularis: An Investigation Using Finite Element Analysis.