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Modeling and simulation of fish like swimming


Modeling and simulation of two-dimensional flows past deformable bodies are considered. The incompressible Navier–Stokes equations are discretized in space onto a fixed cartesian mesh and the displacement of deformable objects through the fluid is taken into account using a penalization method. The interface between the solid and the fluid is tracked using a level-set description so that it is possible to simulate several bodies freely evolving in the fluid. As an illustration of the methods, fish-like locomotion is analyzed in terms of propulsion efficiency. Underwater maneuvering and school swimming are also explored.

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inria-00546330 , version 1 (14-12-2010)



Michel Bergmann, Angelo Iollo. Modeling and simulation of fish like swimming. Journal of Computational Physics, 2011, 230 (2), pp.329-348. ⟨10.1016/⟩. ⟨inria-00546330⟩
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