Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorMarghitu, Danen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcIntyre, Josephen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T19:44:24Z
dc.date.available2015-05-05T19:44:24Z
dc.date.issued2015-05-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10415/4557
dc.description.abstractA need exists to determine the dynamic character of natural human chewing so human mandible or lower jaw biomechanics can be fully understood. No one has reported investigating the dynamic character of natural human chewing or a method to determine it. The dynamic character of natural human chewing not being known results in trial-and-error development of new therapies and products. Even more importantly, failure to understand the dynamic character of chewing results in flawed experimental design and data interpretation in studies of mandible motion. The objectives of this research were to develop a highly precise method to measure mandible motion during natural human chewing and to mathematically determine the dynamic character of natural human chewing. New techniques were employed with a high resolution motion capture system combined with a distortion minimizing attachment scheme for retroreflective markers to achieve precise measurements of mandible motion in three dimensions. Mathematical analysis of natural human chewing motion indicated that its dynamic character was chaotic. Studies involving mandible motion must take into account its chaotic dynamic character to advance knowledge of mandible biomechanics and achieve successful therapies and products.en_US
dc.rightsEMBARGO_NOT_AUBURNen_US
dc.subjectMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.titleChaotic Dynamic Character of Human Chewing Determined Using New Three-Dimensional Motion Capture Techniquesen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.embargo.lengthMONTHS_WITHHELD:84en_US
dc.embargo.statusEMBARGOEDen_US
dc.embargo.enddate2022-04-27en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMadsen, Nelsen_US
dc.contributor.committeePascoe, David D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeWeimar, Wendien_US


Files in this item

Show simple item record