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Computational methods for the analysis of swimming biomechanics

J. Wakeling
Journal / Anthology

Experimental Biology Online - EBO
Year: 2000
Volume: 5
Issue: 2

A series of computer programs is presented which enables the analysis of fish body shape and mass distributions, spine positions, spine curvatures and coordinates for the center of mass. Data are derived from silhouette outlines of swimming fish, white muscle strains during swimming, white muscle force-time development functions for body bending cycles, muscle force and power productions along with whole fish body and hydrodynamic efficiencies for fast-start swimming behaviours.

*Science > Biology
*Science > Physics > Biophysics

fast-start, hydrodynamics, kinematics, muscle mechanics, muscle strain, swimming