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Unformatted text preview: Biology 427 Biomechanics 2008 Lecture 12. Less simple structures: dealing with anisotropy, inhomogeneity, and scaling in biological structures. Recap design of mammalian long bones and ripping fingernails Insect wing venation patterns and structural anisotropy Putting together the pieces: using finite element models to understand complex structures Project proposals: DUE MAY 5 Names of participants Title of the project Abstract (tentative) Clearly explain the nature of the problem and why it is interesting. Indicate what background information you have and what additional information you will need Describe how you will approach the problem (what data and analysis will you use?) Describe any experimental data you will need Provide a brief outline of the proposed paper. Length: 5 pp double spaced (max) Values of k for long bones are close to our predictions for a strong structure that minimizes mass per unit length Bone Hare Fox Lion Camel Buffalo Swan femur 0.57 0.63 0.56 0.620....
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