Biomechanics (Communication arising): Prey attack by a large theropod dinosaur

@article{Frazzetta2002BiomechanicsA,
  title={Biomechanics (Communication arising): Prey attack by a large theropod dinosaur},
  author={Thomas Frazzetta and Kenneth V. Kardong},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2002},
  volume={416},
  pages={387-388}
}
Prey-capture strategies in carnivorous dinosaurs have been inferred from the biomechanical features of their tooth structure, the estimated bite force produced, and their diet. Rayfield et al. have used finite-element analysis (FEA) to investigate such structure–function relationships in Allosaurus fragilis, and have found that the skull was designed to bear more stress than could be generated by simple biting. They conclude that this large theropod dinosaur delivered a chop-and-slash 'hatchet… 

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