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Modeling the cross-sectional shape of the long bones using the superellipse



Year of publication 2019
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Matematika, informační technologie a aplikované vědy (MITAV 2019)
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Faculty of Science

Keywords bone; humerus; cross-section; superellipse; nonlinear optimization
Description The objective of this work was to compare two models (ellipse, superellipse), which can describe the cross-sectional shape of the long animal bones. The samples of long bones of three wildly living genera (wild boar, deer, roe deer) were collected. As the first result, it is demonstrated that both single models do not fit the shape of the cross-section with sufficient precision. Because of different irregularities disturbing the shape of the cross-section, the compound superellipse model, performing better than both single models, is built.
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