Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design

Nature-Inspired Fluid Mechanics

Results of the DFG Priority Programme 1207 ”Nature-inspired Fluid Mechanics” 2006-2012

Editors: Tropea, Cameron, Bleckmann, Horst (Eds.)

  • A timely summary of flow control concepts found in nature
  • Presents how flow control concepts can be understood and applied to engineering systems
  • Written by leading experts in the field
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This book is the closing report of the national priority program Nature-Inspired Fluid Mechanics (Schwerpunktprogramm SPP 1207: Strömungsbeeinflussung in der Natur und Technik). Nature-inspired fluid mechanics is one subset of biomimetics, a discipline which has received increased attention over the last decade, with numerous faculties and degree courses devoted solely to exploring ‘nature as a model’ for engineering applications. To save locomotion energy, evolution has optimized the design of animals such that friction loss is minimized. In addition to many morphological adaptations, animals that are often exposed to water or air currents have developed special behaviors that allow them to use the energy contained in air or water fluctuations for energy savings. Such flow manipulation and control is not only important for many animals, but also for many engineering applications. Since living beings have been optimized by several million years of evolution it is very likely that many engineering disciplines can profit from the study of systems found in nature. Curiously, there has been little serious cross-disciplinary work and information exchange on the topic of fluid dynamics and flow control and this was the initial motivation to establish this national priority program.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Theoretical and Experimental Investigations of Amoeboid Movement and First Steps of Technical Realisation

    Alt, Wolfgang (et al.)

    Pages 3-23

  • Swimming at Low Reynolds Number: From Sheets to the African Trypanosome

    Babu, Sujin B. (et al.)

    Pages 25-41

  • African Trypanosomes as Model System for Functional Analyses of Microbial Motility

    Engstler, Markus (et al.)

    Pages 43-61

  • Wake Structure and Vortex Development in Flight of Fruit Flies Using High-Speed Particle Image Velocimetry

    Lehmann, Fritz-Olaf

    Pages 65-79

  • Experimental Quantification and Numerical Simulation of Unsteady Flow Conditions during Free Flight Maneuvers of Insects

    Shishkin, Andrei (et al.)

    Pages 81-99

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nature-Inspired Fluid Mechanics
Book Subtitle
Results of the DFG Priority Programme 1207 ”Nature-inspired Fluid Mechanics” 2006-2012
Editors
  • Cameron Tropea
  • Horst Bleckmann
Series Title
Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design
Series Volume
119
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-28302-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-28302-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-28301-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44582-8
Series ISSN
1612-2909
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 376
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