- Rigid-body analysis of a lizard skull: modelling the skull of Uromastyx hardwickiiM Moazen
Centre for Medical Engineering and Technology, University of Hull, Hull, East Yorkshire HU6 7RX, UK
J Biomech 41:1274-80. 2008..Bite forces comparable to those reported in the literature were predicted, and detailed muscular force information was produced along with additional information on the stabilizing role of temporal ligaments in late jaw closing...
- Assessment of the role of sutures in a lizard skull: a computer modelling studyMehran Moazen
Department of Engineering, University of Hull, Hull HU6 7RX, UK
Proc Biol Sci 276:39-46. 2009..This raises questions about the original role of mesokinesis in squamate evolution...
- Combined finite element and multibody dynamics analysis of biting in a Uromastyx hardwickii lizard skullM Moazen
Department of Engineering, University of Hull, Hull, UK
J Anat 213:499-508. 2008..Additionally, we demonstrate how varying bite point affects stress distributions and relate stress distributions to the evolution of metakinesis in the amniote skull...
- Biomechanical assessment of evolutionary changes in the lepidosaurian skullMehran Moazen
Department of Engineering, University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:8273-7. 2009..Development of a lower temporal bar apparently provided additional support for an immobile quadrate that could become highly stressed during forceful biting...
- Predicting skull loading: applying multibody dynamics analysis to a macaque skullNeil Curtis
Centre for Medical Engineering and Technology, University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom
Anat Rec (Hoboken) 291:491-501. 2008..The direction of the muscle force was altered when temporalis muscle wrapping was modeled, and was coupled with compressive contact forces applied to the frontal, parietal and temporal bones of the cranium during biting...