Domes, arches and urchins: The skeletal architecture of echinoids (Echinodermata)

@article{Telford2004DomesAA,
  title={Domes, arches and urchins: The skeletal architecture of echinoids (Echinodermata)},
  author={M. Telford},
  journal={Zoomorphology},
  year={2004},
  volume={105},
  pages={114-124}
}
SummaryA combination of simple membrane theory and statical analysis has been used to determine how stresses are carried in echinoid skeletons. Sutures oriented circumferentially are subject principally to compression. Those forming radial zig-zags are subject to compression near the apex and tension near the ambitus. Radial and circumferential sutures in Eucidaris are equally bound with collagen fibers but in Diadema, Tripneustes, Psammechinus, Arbacia and other regular echinoids, most radial… Expand
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