Settling and Swimming of Flexible Fluid-Lubricated Foils
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CitationArgentina, M., J. Skotheim, and L. Mahadevan. 2007. “Settling and Swimming of Flexible Fluid-Lubricated Foils.” Physical Review Letters 99 (22). https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevlett.99.224503.
AbstractWe study the dynamics of a flexible foil immersed in a fluid and moving close to a rigid wall. Lubrication theory allows us to derive equations of motion for the foil and thus examine the passive settling and the active swimming of a foil. This also allows us to partly answer the long-standing question in cartoon physics-can carpets fly? Our analysis suggests a region in parameter space where one may realize this dream and move the virtual towards reality.
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