Numerical simulation of aquatic locomotion on Cartesian grids

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A numerical method for solving the 3D, unsteady, incompressible Navier-Stokes equations in domains with flexible immersed boundaries is developed. Geometrically complex bodies are treated as sharp interfaces using a hybrid Cartesian/immersed-boundary formulation. Results are presented for flow past a flexible fishlike body and a dorsoventrally flattened, flexible body whose shape is inspired by the morphology of ray fishes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputational Fluid and Solid Mechanics 2003
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780080529479
ISBN (Print)9780080440460
StatePublished - Jun 2 2003


  • Cartesian grid
  • Fishlike swimming
  • Fluid/structure interaction
  • Immersed boundaries

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