Special Issue "Fluid Dynamic Interactions in Biological and Bioinspired Propulsion"

A special issue of Biomimetics (ISSN 2313-7673).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Keith W. Moored

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Lehigh University, PA, USA
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Interests: bio-fluids and mechanics; bioinspired engineering; fluid–structure interactions
Guest Editor
Prof. George V. Lauder

The Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
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Interests: biomechanics of aquatic locomotion; musculoskeletal function; biological fluid mechanics; history and philosophy of morphology and physiology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Research into biological and bioinspired propulsion has had substantial growth over the past three decades. However, most of the research has focused on the performance and flow physics of isolated swimmers or propulsors. Now, investigators are turning their attention to understanding the interactions between multiple swimmers in a collective, or between a swimmer and a boundary, or even between multiple propulsors on the same animal. In this Special Issue we want to highlight research that is tackling the challenging subject of interactions in biological and bioinspired propulsion.

Dr. Keith W. Moored
Prof. George V. Lauder
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • schooling or collective interactions
  • ground, free surface, or boundary interaction
  • body–fin, fin–fin or multiple propulsor interactions

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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