Visualization and Testing of Motion Bone Fish Jaw Apparatus Using a Generalised Structural Module
Yuliya P. Tolmacheva , Anna V. Shmatkova, Valentina V. Kuzlyakina
Limnological Institute of Siberian Branch of the RAS, Russia, Irkutsk, 664033, Ulan-Batorskaya, 3
Abstract. In this paper we used the previously created mathematical model of visceral skeleton of fish, which has been combined with a modified kinematic system of multilink mechanisms. The model was analyzed by use of generalized structural modules. The use of this approach allowed us to perform visualization, testing and calculation of the range of possible options for the movement of bones of the jaw apparatus of fish.
Key words: functional morphology, Visual Structure Editor, VSE, multilink mechanism, generalized structural modules, visceral skeleton, jaw apparatus of fish.