Supplementary material from \"Taking a stab at modelling canine tooth biomechanics in mammalian carnivores with beam theory and finite-element analysis\"

Tahlia I. Pollock, Olga Panagiotopoulou, David P. Hocking & Alistair R. Evans
Canine teeth are vital to carnivore feeding ecology, facilitating behaviours related to prey capture and consumption. Forms vary with specific feeding ecologies; however, the biomechanics that drive these relationships have not been comprehensively investigated. Using a combination of beam theory analysis (BTA) and finite-element analysis (FEA) we assessed how aspects of canine shape impact tooth stress, relating this to feeding ecology. The degree of tooth lateral compression influenced tolerance of multidirectional loads, whereby canines with...
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