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Vortex Induced Vibrations of cylinders : experiments in reducing drag force and amplitude of motion
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
Reducing the deleterious effect of Vortex Induced Vibrations (VIV) in marine risers is an important task for ocean engineers; and many competing factors exist in the design of VIV suppression devices. This thesis explores ...
Emulating the fast-start swimming performance of the Chain Pickerel (Esox niger) using a mechanical fish design
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
Mean maximum start-up accelerations and velocities achieved by the fast-start specialist, northern pike, are reported at 120 ms-2 and 4 ms-1, respectively (Harper and Blake, 1990). In this thesis, a simple mechanical system ...