Velociraptor hindlimb musculoskeletal model

2017-05-09T08:46:40Z (GMT) by John Hutchinson
<div>This project consists of the SIMM model files for the IGM985/986 Velociraptor mongoliensis specimens (housed at AMNH at the time) used in the following book chapter:</div><div><br></div><div>Hutchinson, J.R., Miller, C.E., Fritsch, G., Hildebrandt, T. 2008. The anatomical foundation for multidisciplinary studies of animal limb function: examples from dinosaur and elephant limb imaging studies.</div><div>In: Frey R., Endo, H. (eds.), Anatomical Imaging: Towards a New Morphology. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, pp. 23-38. </div><div><br></div><div>It includes these files:</div><div>1) A "bones" folder with .ASC format polygonal meshes at low resolution, as described in the above paper.</div><div>2) .jnt and .msl files ("veloc_J12b" and "veloc_M12b") that are used by proprietary SIMM software (version 7.0) to run the model; these can be opened as text files in typical text applications.</div><div>3) A snapshot of the SIMM model (.tif image).</div><div>4) A pdf of the chapter that described the model. (NOT covered by the CC-BY license but shared due to limited availability otherwise)</div><div><br></div><div>Note that the SIMM model has undergone very minor changes from the 2008 paper's model.</div><div><br></div><div>SIMM software is commercial and available at: http://www.musculographics.com/html/products/SIMM.html</div><div><br></div><div>The model can, in theory, be imported into the free, open source musculoskeletal modelling package OpenSim, but there may be file conversion issues. See http://opensim.stanford.edu/ for more information.</div><div><br></div><div>As John R. Hutchinson made this model he is listed as the sole author here on this data record.</div>