Research of gliding performance of the plesiosaurus

Koji Matsuoka, Masahiko Nakamura, Hiroshi Nishi, Sunao Mochizuki, Tsuyoshi Ueda, Kenichro Sawada

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Plesiosaurus is an oceanic reptile that lived in the "dinosaur era" and only the fossils left in the ground tell us its history. There were two types of plesiosaurus, a longer neck type and a shorter neck type. Our purpose in this paper is to clarify the longitudinal gliding performance of these ancient reptiles and this will be partly helpful to disclose of their preying behavior. We will investigate the performance difference of the longer neck plesiosaurus and shorter neck plesiosaurus, and show that we confirmed the obvious difference depending on the length of neck. This result suggested the difference of preying behavior and motion in the ocean.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 25th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2015
PublisherInternational Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781880653890
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event25th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2015 - Kona, Big Island, United States
Duration: Jun 21 2015Jun 26 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
ISSN (Print)1098-6189
ISSN (Electronic)1555-1792


Other25th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKona, Big Island

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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