Cortney Riggs

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A novel technique for determining the collagen fibre orientation pattern of cross-sections of cortical bone was used to study mid-diaphyseal sections from the equine radius. Several in vivo strain gauge studies have demonstrated that this bone is loaded in bending during locomotion in such a way that the cranial cortex is consistently subjected to(More)
—The goal of this work is to gain a better understanding of the role that inter-agent variation plays in self-organizing systems. We develop both continuous and discrete models of a multi-agent coordination procedure based on response thresholds and use these models to analyze the average behavior of a system as well as examine the dynamics of single(More)
Collagen orientation maps were determined for the long bones of the upper forelimb (humerus, ulna, radius) using previously described techniques. All three bones had characteristic, non-random patterns of collagen fibre orientation. In the humerus, transverse collagen predominated in the medial and posterior cortices proximally and in the anterior and(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY Palmar/plantar osteochondral disease (POD) is a common, debilitating condition in Thoroughbred racehorses; however, training- and racing-related factors associated with this disease are unknown. OBJECTIVES To determine horse-, racing- and training-related risk factors for POD. The general hypotheses were that early training(More)
— This work investigates the impact of inter-agent variation on the performance of a multi-agent system based control system. The control system is composed of a multi-agent team and aggregates the actions of the individual agents of the team to form a single output. In the process, this approach attempts to use error and variation that naturally occurs in(More)
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