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Experimental Investigations of Elastic Tail Propulsion At Low Reynolds Number

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dc.contributor.author Yu, Tony S.
dc.contributor.author Lauga, Eric
dc.contributor.author Hosoi, A.E.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-05-04T18:14:22Z
dc.date.available 2007-05-04T18:14:22Z
dc.date.issued 2007-05-04T18:14:22Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/37325
dc.description Accepted for publication in Phys. Fluids. en
dc.description.abstract A simple way to generate propulsion at low Reynolds number is to periodically oscillate a passive flexible filament. Here we present a macroscopic experimental investigation of such a propulsive mechanism. A robotic swimmer is constructed and both tail shape and propulsive force are measured. Filament characteristics and the actuation are varied and resulting data are quantitatively compared with existing linear and nonlinear theories. en
dc.description.sponsorship NSF, Hock Tan Postdoctoral Fellowship en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 06-P-01 en
dc.subject Low Reynolds Number en
dc.subject Swimming en
dc.subject Propulsion en
dc.subject Elastica en
dc.subject Flexible Oar en
dc.subject RoboChlam en
dc.title Experimental Investigations of Elastic Tail Propulsion At Low Reynolds Number en
dc.type Preprint en


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