publication . Preprint . Other literature type . 2019

Mechanics of snake biting: Experiments and modelling

Kundanati, Lakshminath; Guarino, Roberto; Menegon, Michele; Pugno, Nicola M.;
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  • Published: 30 Oct 2019
  • Publisher: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>Among all the vertebrates, snakes possess the most sophisticated venom delivering system using their fangs. Fangs of many animals are well adapted to the mechanical loads experienced during the functions such as breaking the diet and puncturing the skin of the prey. Thus, investigation and modelling of puncturing mechanics of snakes is of importance to understand the form-function relationship of the fangs and tissue-fang interactions in detail. We have thus chosen fangs of two snake species i.e. viper (<jats:italic>Bitis arietans</jats:italic>) and burrowing snake (<jats:italic>Atractaspis aterrima</jats:italic>), with d...
free text keywords: Puncturing, Mechanics, Fang, Atractaspis aterrima, biology.organism_classification, biology, Bitis, Venom, Biting, VIPeR
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