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Experimental Investigations of Elastic Tail Propulsion At Low Reynolds Number
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 ...
Tuning Gastropod Locomotion: Modeling The Influence Of Mucus Rheology on the Cost of Crawling
Common gastropods such as snails crawl on a solid substrate by propagating muscular waves of shear stress on a viscoelastic mucus. Producing the mucus accounts for the largest component in the gastropod’s energy budget, ...