A computational model of aquatic animal locomotion

Lisa J. Fauci, Charles S. Peskin

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A computational model of the swimming of a neutrally buoyant organism undergoing deformations within a region of fluid is presented. The fluid is regarded as viscous and incompressible and the organism as a massless, elastic boundary immersed in this fluid. Fluid quantities are represented on a grid (Eulerian description), and the immersed boundary is represented by a discrete collection of moving points (Lagrangian description). Computed results are presented, along with comparisons with previous asymptotic analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-108
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Computational Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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