Bio-inspired propulsion in ocean engineering: learning from nature

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Abstract

In this paper, the CFD technology widely used in biomimetic applications is firstly reviewed in a brief manner. We then present two types of computational models employed in studies of ray-finned fishes: single-fin model and body-fin model. The single-fin models capture some key features possessed by real fish fins, such as anisotropic property, flexible rays and actively controlled curvature. In the body-fin models, the fish motion can be either prescribed or predicted. Fish models with prescribed motions are usually employed to provide insights in the hydrodynamics while those models with predicted motions can be used to investigate the stability and maneuvering problems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages71-82
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2019
EventThe 8th Conference on Computational Methods in Marine Engineering - Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: 13 May 201915 May 2019
https://congress.cimne.com/marine2019/frontal/default.asp

Conference

ConferenceThe 8th Conference on Computational Methods in Marine Engineering
Abbreviated titleMarine 2019
CountrySweden
CityGothenburg
Period13/05/1915/05/19
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Keywords

  • biomimetics
  • propulsion
  • locomotion
  • multi-body dynamics
  • fluid-structure interaction (FSI)

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    Shi, G., Li, R., & Xiao, Q. (2019). Bio-inspired propulsion in ocean engineering: learning from nature. 71-82. Paper presented at The 8th Conference on Computational Methods in Marine Engineering, Gothenburg, Sweden.