Modeling of Quadrupedal Running Gaits
- World Scientific
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- Proceedings of CLAWAR 2011, 2011, pp. 589 - 598 (10)
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In this work we correct a previous ballistic model of the gallop cycle that could not be reconciled with experimental evidence. One of the assumptions on which that model was based proved to be incorrect. Dropping that assumption and taking a different approach to the development of the governing equations, we are able to develop expressions for the durations between footfalls during the stride cycle that are consistent with available experimental data. We also suggest a reason why some fast running animals use a rotary gallop, rather than a transverse gallop.
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