The geometric effects of a woodpecker's hyoid apparatus for stress wave mitigation.

@article{Lee2016TheGE,
  title={The geometric effects of a woodpecker's hyoid apparatus for stress wave mitigation.},
  author={Nayeon Lee and Mark F. Horstemeyer and Rajkumar Prabhu and Jun Liao and Hongjoo Rhee and Youssef Hammi and R. D. Moser and Lakiesha N. Williams},
  journal={Bioinspiration & biomimetics},
  year={2016},
  volume={11 6},
  pages={066004}
}
In this study a woodpecker's hyoid apparatus was characterized to determine its impact mitigation mechanism using finite element (FE) analysis. The woodpecker's hyoid apparatus, comprising bone and muscle, has a unique geometry compared to those of other birds. The hyoid starts at the beak tip, surrounds the woodpecker's skull, and ends at the upper beak… CONTINUE READING