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Computers Create Cretaceous Creatures


A computer reconstruction of the shape and stress distribution of an ammonoid subject to hydrostatic pressure. The colorful septum (blue and red above) shows that the stresses on the ultimate septum far exceed those anywhere else on the shell. See the paper by Daniel, Helmuth, Saunders and Ward (1997, Paleobiology: 23, 470-481)
Last updated on Wednesday, 30-Oct-2002 14:22:44 PST. Send questions or comments to danielt@u.washington.edu