The formation and shedding of fluid vortices is an inevitable consequenceof movement for all but the smallest of swimming and flying organisms. Cananimals use these vortices to enhance locomotion? If so, can their methodsof vortex-enhanced propulsion be translated to engineered systems? Thistalk will describe experimental studies of jellyfish an...
Dabiri, John O. (California Institute of Technology)
University of Minnesota, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications.