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dc.contributor.authorTsukrov, Igor  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorDeCew, Judson C.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorBaldwin, Kenneth C.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorCampbell-Malone, Regina  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Michael J.  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-16T12:38:43Z
dc.date.available2009-07-16T12:38:43Z
dc.date.issued2009-03-11
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/2870
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © Elsevier B.V., 2009. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Elsevier B.V. for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 374 (2009): 93-103, doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2009.03.012.en
dc.description.abstractIn an effort to better understand the mechanics of ship-whale collision and to reduce the associated mortality of the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale, a comprehensive biomechanical study has been conducted by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of New Hampshire. The goal of the study is to develop a numerical modeling tool to predict the forces and stresses during impact and thereby the resulting mortality risk to whales from ship strikes. Based on post-mortem examinations, jaw fracture was chosen as a fatal endpoint for the whales hit by a vessel. In this paper we investigate the overall mechanical behavior of a right whale mandible under transverse loading and develop a finite element analysis model of the bone. The equivalent elastic modulus of the cortical component of right whale mandible is found by comparing full-scale bending tests with the results of numerical modeling. The finite element model of the mandible can be used in conjunction with a vessel-whale collision event model to predict bone fracture for various ship strike scenarios.en
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding for this work was provided by the National Science Foundation (Graduate Research Fellowship Program, Campbell-Malone), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Right Whale Grants Program, award number NA04NMF4720402), and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Ocean Life Institute.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2009.03.012
dc.subjectRight whaleen
dc.subjectMandibleen
dc.subjectMechanical testingen
dc.subjectFinite element analysisen
dc.titleMechanics of the right whale mandible : full scale testing and finite element analysisen
dc.typePreprinten


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