Primate chewing biomechanics revisited

The Meeting of the german Working Group in Vertebrate Paleontology has been held during the weekend of the 12th and 13th of March in the nice fortress Burg Lichtenberg. The castle was built around 1200 and has a length of 425m and is the biggest castle ruin in Germany. It is located near Thallichtenberg in the district of Kusel…

Classical biomechanics rocks!

This January I have been teaching the theoretical background of classical biomechanics in the workshop “Introduction to Functional Morphology and Biomechanics” (4th Ed) in Catalonia (Premises of Sabadell of the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP)). My colleagues Dr. Richard Fariña, Dr. Pere Ibáñez-Gimeno and Dr. Soledad de Esteban-Trivingno are showing simple models based on the basic principles of…

Teaching FEA for paleobiologists

Last week was held a new edition of the course about Computer Biomechanics in life sciences using Finite Element Analysis. In last ten years Finite Element Analysis (FEA) become a commonly used method in biology and palaeontology which can be find in lots of recent research publications. As I know, the first paper where FEA…

New videos in my Youtube channel: Workshops of Plane Models

I’ve added a new video in my Youtube Channel from the course “Introduction to biomechanical computer simulation: Digital Modelling and Finite Element Analysis Applied to Biosciences” by Jordi Marcé-Nogué (University of Hamburg) and Josep Fortuny (Institut Català de Paleontologia – Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle) and organized by Transmitting Science: http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/funct-morph/fea_en/ The video is a tutorial about a…

Workshop in Biomechanics and Functional Morphology in January

In January I will be teaching in the workshop “Introduction to Functional Morphology and Biomechanics” (4th Ed) in Catalonia (Premises of Sabadell of the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP)). It will be from Monday 11th to Friday 15th January 2016 and will be taught for Dr. Richard Fariña, Dr. Pere Ibáñez-Gimeno, Dr. Soledad de Esteban-Trivingno and myself. This workshop…

Conference presentation about comparative methodologies in mammals using FEA

In recent years important advances have been accomplished in comparative functional analysis of vertebrate structures. This involved the introduction of virtual models that allowed to test functional hypothesis using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and its combination with Geometric Morphometrics (GMM) and mathematical, statistical and engineering approaches. The last advances in my research work have been…