Finite element analysis (FEA) is a powerful computer-based tool widely used by engineers and scientists for understanding the mechanics of physical systems. Our goal is to provide shared resources, guidelines and tools for the biological community that facilitate the use of FEA in biological research.
This model of the cranium of Anops kingii is part of a collaborative project with Dr. Anthony Herrel (C.R.N.S.) and Dr. Nate Kley (SUNY Stony Brook). The goal of this project is to compare stress in the skulls of amphisbaenids that have very different skull shapes and use different digging techniques.