Bio-mechanisms of Swimming and Flying: Fluid Dynamics, Biomimetic Robots, and Sports Science

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Naomi Kato, Shinji Kamimura
Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 8, 2008 - Science - 403 pages
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Biomechanics studies of animals in swimming and flying can serve an increasing role in understanding the mechanisms that enable animals to move effectively and efficiently in fluid, as well as analyzing the characteristics of their various forms of behavior in fluid. The rich variety of mechanisms employed by swimming and flying organisms has long been an inspiration for engineers and scientists. These areas of research, which form the basis of this volume, include the locomotive mechanisms and behaviors of animals in swimming and flying ranging from microorganisms to dolphins from the biological aspect, hydrodynamics of swimming and flying, biomimetic swimming or flying robots, and sports science. This book follows "Bio-mechanisms of Animals in Swimming and Flying" published in 2004 including 11 chapters. This time, the book includes 31 chapters on the latest researches into natural autonomous systems and locomotion in both flying and swimming organisms. The area of sports science such as analysis and simulation of human swimming is newly added. The computational frameworks for the modeling, simulation and optimization of animals in swimming and flying demonstrate an important role in the progress of interdisciplinary work in the fields of biology and engineering. An innovative technology is exhibited for the flight of an insect size micro air vehicle. Neuronal science is not only unveiling the locomotion mechanisms of swimming in fish from the aspect of the neuronal activities, but also applied to underwater biomimetic robots. The interdisciplinary works are exhibited in the fields of biology and engineering, yielding real-world benefits in innovative technologies.

 

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Contents

Biological Aspects of Locomotive Mechanisms and Behaviors of Animals While Swimming and Flying
2
Asymmetric Swimming Motion of Singly Flagellated Bacteria near a Rigid Surface
3
Properties of a Semidilute Suspension of Swimming Microorganisms
17
Dynamics Modeling and Realtime Observation of Galvanotaxis in Paramecium caudatum
29
Object Manipulation by a Formationcontrolled Euglena Group
41
Passive Mechanisms Controlling Posture and Trajectory in Swimming Fishes
53
Mechanical Properties of the Caudal Fin Resulting from the Caudal Skeletal Structure of the Bluefin Tuna
67
Design of Artificial Tail Flukes for a Bottlenose Dolphin
79
Biomimetic Swimming or Flying Robots
220
Design and Simulations of a Virtual Fishlike Robot Actuated by a Muscle Model
221
Development of Fish Robots Powered by Fuel Cells Improvement of Swimming Ability by a Genetic Algorithm and Flow Analysis by Computationa...
233
Design and Control of Biomimetic Robot Fish FACI
247
Thrust Force Characteristics of Propulsion Mechanism in Fluid Using Fin with Dynamic VariableEffectiveLength Spring
259
Elastic Pectoral Fin Actuators for Biomimetic Underwater Vehicles
271
Design Development and Testing of Flapping Fins with Actively Controlled Curvature for an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle
283
Controlling Biomimetic Underwater Robots With Electronic Nervous Systems
295

Changes in Drag Acting on an Angled Wavy Siliconrubber Plate as a Model of the Skin Folds of a Swimming Dolphin
91
Central nervous system underlying fish swimming A review
103
Underwater Acoustical Sensing Behavior of Porpoises
117
Microstructural Approach to Developing the Resonance Model of the Indirect Flight Mechanism
129
Hydrodynamics of Swimming and Flying
140
Studies of Hydrodynamics in Fishlike Swimming Propulsion
143
Optimisation of Fish Shape and Swim Mode in Fully Resolved 2D Flow Field by Genetic Algorithm with the Least Square Prediction Method
155
Modeling Simulation and Optimization of Anguilliform Swimmers
167
A Numerical Study of Hovering Aerodynamics in Flapping Insect Flight
179
Stabilization of FlappingofWings Flight of a Butterfly Considering Wakes
193
3D Unsteady Computations of Flapping Flight in Insects Fish and Unmanned Vehicles
205
Microenergy Converter Using Insect Wings
307
Clappingwing Micro Air Vehicle of Insect Size
319
Sports Science
332
Study on the Application of Lagrangian Numerical Simulation to Fluid Dynamics in Sports Science
333
Rowing Velocity Prediction Program with Estimating Hydrodynamic Load Acting on an Oar Blade
345
Analysis of Breast Back and Butterfly Strokes by the Swimming Human Simulation Model SWUM
361
Research in Fluid Dynamical Specification of Hand Palms in Freestyle Swimming
373
Flexural Vibration of a Jump Ski in Flight
383
Subject Index
395
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