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Photo Gallery: Finite Element Modeling of Right Whale Jawbone

Ken Baldwin, Igor Tsukrov and Judson DeCew of the University of New Hampshire are presently developing a finite element model (FEM) that will allow us to model the response of the mandible to point loading. The model will simulate applied stress from vessel collision and will be used to predict whether speed restrictions may reduce the likelihood of bone fracture and thereby reduce mortality from ship strikes.

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