This study is aimed to investigate the bio-mimetic swimmer propulsion mechanism with the use of its internal muscle force. A simplified articulated model, with multiple rigid segments connected by the joints (imitating the muscle force), is adopted to represent the real swimmer body. To modeling the problem, a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) method is coupled with the system dynamic equations. Some preliminary results obtained showed that the numerical methods developed are able to predict the self-propelled articulated multi-body system with multiple degrees of freedom.
An Exploration of a PASSIVE Articulated Fish-Like System
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Hu, J, Xiao, Q, & Nguyen, VT. "An Exploration of a PASSIVE Articulated Fish-Like System." Proceedings of the ASME 2013 32nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering. Volume 5: Ocean Engineering. Nantes, France. June 9–14, 2013. V005T06A059. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2013-10808
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