Animal Locomotion by George V. Lauder (auth.), Graham K. Taylor, Michael S. PDF

By George V. Lauder (auth.), Graham K. Taylor, Michael S. Triantafyllou, Cameron Tropea (eds.)

ISBN-10: 3642116329

ISBN-13: 9783642116322

The actual rules of swimming and flying in animals are intriguingly diversified from these of ships and airplanes. The examine of animal locomotion consequently holds a distinct position not just on the frontiers of natural fluid dynamics examine, but in addition within the utilized box of biomimetics, which goals to emulate salient points of the functionality and serve as of dwelling organisms. for instance, fluid dynamic so much are so major for swimming fish that they're anticipated to have constructed effective circulation keep watch over systems throughout the evolutionary technique of edition through normal choice, which would in flip be utilized to the layout of robot swimmers. And but, sharply contrasting perspectives as to the lively potency of oscillatory propulsion – specially for marine animals – call for a cautious evaluate of the forces and effort expended at sensible Reynolds numbers. For this and lots of different learn questions, an experimental technique is frequently the main applicable technique. This holds as a lot for flying animals because it does for swimming ones, and related experimental demanding situations practice – learning tethered instead of unfastened locomotion, or learning the circulate round robot types in preference to genuine animals. This ebook offers a wide-ranging photograph of the cutting-edge in experimental study at the physics of swimming and flying animals. The ensuing photograph displays not just upon the questions which are of curiosity in present natural and utilized learn, but additionally upon the experimental concepts which are to be had to reply to them.

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The caudal fin and its beat are approximated with a flat plate and harmonic kinematics. We focus our experimental study on how foil kinematics affects vortex wake symmetry. , Lewin and Haj-Hariri 2003; Lentink and Gerritsma 2003). Symmetry is relevant for thunniform swimmers because force asymmetries can result in net turning moments, which complicate straight swimming in fish. Here we show how a soap tunnel could potentially be used to effectively explore the parametric space of a flapping foil to identify 33 asymmetric vortical wakes.

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