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Investigation of the mechanical behaviour of complex mollusk shell structures

Some species of mollusks have hard and strong shells with unique shape and design to protect them against environmental agents. Hence, a thorough evaluation is required to find the reason of effectiveness of this type of structures.

this research includes the following steps:

1. Mathematical modeling of the exterior geometry of mollusk shells

2. Mathematical modeling of the interior geometry of mollusk shells

3. Simulation of the mechanical behavior of the shells under external forces.