Book 2010

Animal Locomotion

ISBN: 978-3-642-11632-2 (Print) 978-3-642-11633-9 (Online)

Table of contents (33 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

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  2. The Hydrodynamics of Swimming

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-15

      Swimming hydrodynamics: ten questions and the technical approaches needed to resolve them

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      Pages 17-26

      A potential-flow, deformable-body model for fluid-structure interactions with compact vorticity: application to animal swimming measurements

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      Pages 27-35

      Wake visualization of a heaving and pitching foil in a soap film

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      Pages 37-44

      A harmonic model of hydrodynamic forces produced by a flapping fin

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      Pages 45-52

      Flowfield measurements in the wake of a robotic lamprey

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      Pages 53-62

      Impulse generated during unsteady maneuvering of swimming fish

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      Pages 63-74

      Do trout swim better than eels? Challenges for estimating performance based on the wake of self-propelled bodies

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      Pages 75-86

      Time resolved measurements of the flow generated by suction feeding fish

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      Pages 87-97

      Powered control mechanisms contributing to dynamically stable swimming in porcupine puffers (Teleostei: Diodon holocanthus)

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      Pages 99-115

      Fluid dynamics of self-propelled microorganisms, from individuals to concentrated populations

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      Pages 117-130

      Swimming by microscopic organisms in ambient water flow

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      Pages 131-140

      Water-walking devices

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      Pages 141-159

      Flapping flexible fish

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      Pages 161-172

      Vortex dynamics in the wake of a mechanical fish

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      Pages 173-183

      Investigation of flow mechanism of a robotic fish swimming by using flow visualization synchronized with hydrodynamic force measurement

  3. The Physics of Flying

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 185-185

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      Pages 187-201

      PIV-based investigations of animal flight

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      Pages 203-213

      Wing–wake interaction reduces power consumption in insect tandem wings

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      Pages 215-236

      Experimental investigation of some aspects of insect-like flapping flight aerodynamics for application to micro air vehicles

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      Pages 237-248

      Design and development considerations for biologically inspired flapping-wing micro air vehicles

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      Pages 249-259

      Smoke visualization of free-flying bumblebees indicates independent leading-edge vortices on each wing pair

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