Publication Detail

Separation and Turbulence Control in Biomimetic Flows

Alexandra H Techet, Franz Hover, Michael Triantafyllou
14 pp.
MITSG 04-11J
$4.00 DOM

The study of the flow around live marine animals and robotic mechanisms which emulate fish motion has revealed a number of mechanisms of flow control, optimized through evolution to minimize the energy required for steady and unsteady motion underwater. The authors outline some of the mechanisms used to (a) eliminate separation, (b) reduce turbulence, and (c) extract energy from oncoming vortical flows.

type: Technical reports

Parent Project

Project No.: 2001-RT-2/RD-13
Title: Biomimetic Rigid Hull Vehicle with Flapping Foils for Enhanced Agility in the Surf Zone and Cluttered Environments