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Re: SVP Report
Ralph Chapman wrote:
> Weishampel gave a nice summary of a project he had a art student do
> on combining some of Gatesy's cine-radiographic work on walking
> crocs with three-dimensional models of the bones, so you could see
> the bones walking as the croc did.
Hmm, I could really use this at work right now. Would someone happen to
have Mr. Weishampel's email?
> that the Chinese apparently have a feathered segnosaur that's also pretty
> large (15 foot maybe).
Did they name it "Big Bird?"
> I think it was
> quite clear from three-dimensional work, however, that the glancing
> blow problem that seemed so daunting to Ken Carpenter and Tracy Ford
> based on two dimensions basically evaporated instantaneously in
> three-dimensions. Will lead to some interesting research on the
> nature of glancing blows and their dependence on the contact surface
> area and the smoothness and/or roughness of the butting surface.
I apologize if this is a dense question but...
is this glancing blow assumed to be the head of another pachy?
The shape of the striking object wasn't mentioned in your post.
- SVP Report
- From: "Ralph Chapman" <Chapman.Ralph@NMNH.SI.EDU>