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Hydrodynamics of Fish-like Swimming

M. S. Triantafyllou, G. S. Triantafyllou, K. P. Yue
20 pp.
MITSG 00-04J
$4.00 DOM

Interest in novel forms of marine propulsion and maneuvering has sparked a number of studies on unsteadily operating propulsors. We review recent experimental and theoretical work identifying the principal mechanism for producing propulsive and transient forces in oscillating flexible bodies and fins in water, the formation and control of large-scale vortices. Connection with studies on live fish is made, explaining the observed outstanding fish agility.

type: Technical reports

Parent Project

Project No.: 1997-RD-1
Title: Development of Particle Tracking Equipment for Flow Visualization Around Live, Unrestrained Fish

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