Our Faro Laser ScanArm V2 system allows us to scan the external morphology of animals. This information can be used as input in biomechanical models, for example computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The triangulation 3D laser scanner (Faro Laser Line Probe V2; volumetric accuracy of 50
m; techsheet pdf) is mounted on a seven axis FaroArm Platinum coordinate measuring arm with an extended length of 1.8 m (volumetric maximal deviation of 37
m; techsheet pdf). and uses a laser stripe and camera to reconstruct the scanned surface as a three dimensional could of points. The point cloud is further processed into 3d surface and volume mesh files using the licensed software Geomagic, VRmesh, and ANSYS meshing software.
Funded by Research Grants of the Fund for Scientific Research - Flanders (Belgium)(F.W.O. - Vlaanderen) to Sam Van Wassenbergh, Raoul Van Damme and Peter Aerts.