Bio-mechanisms of Swimming and Flying

Overview

The rich variety of mechanisms employed by swimming and flying organisms has long been an inspiration for engineers and scientists. Such is the range of nature's methods of locomotion that a whole new field of interdisciplinary collaboration on the possibility of utilizing this mechanical efficiency in better artificial mechanisms has developed. These areas of research, which form the basis of this volume, include the locomotive mechanisms of microorganisms, animals in flying and swimming, animal behavior models,...

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Overview

The rich variety of mechanisms employed by swimming and flying organisms has long been an inspiration for engineers and scientists. Such is the range of nature's methods of locomotion that a whole new field of interdisciplinary collaboration on the possibility of utilizing this mechanical efficiency in better artificial mechanisms has developed. These areas of research, which form the basis of this volume, include the locomotive mechanisms of microorganisms, animals in flying and swimming, animal behavior models, and gill-breathing. The latest research into natural autonomous systems and locomotion in both flying and swimming organisms is reflected in the progress of interdisciplinary work in the fields of biology and engineering, yielding real-world benefits in better propulsion techniques. Finally, and at least as important as gains in mechanical efficiency, is the possibility that studying nature in motion may lead to new, environmentally friendly technologies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9784431222118
  • Publisher: Springer Japan
  • Publication date: 8/6/2004
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 210
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 An engineering perspective on swimming bacteria : high-speed flagellar motor, intelligent flagellar filaments, and skillful swimming in viscous environments 1
Ch. 2 Euglena motion control by local illumination 3
Ch. 3 Thrust-force characteristics of enlarged propulsion mechanisms modeled on eukaryotic flagellar movement and ciliary movement in fluid 27
Ch. 4 Resonance model of the indirect flight mechanism 39
Ch. 5 On flow separation control by means of flapping wings 51
Ch. 6 Outboard propulsor with an oscillating horizontal fin 67
Ch. 7 Three-dimensional maneuverability of the dolphin robot (roll control and loop-the-loop motion) 79
Ch. 8 Fundamental study of a fishlike body with two undulating side-fins 93
Ch. 9 Biology-inspired precision maneuvering of underwater vehicles 111
Ch. 10 Optimal measurement strategies for environmental mapping and localization of a biomimetic autonomous underwater vehicle 126
Ch. 11 Experimental and analytical study of the schooling motion of fish based on two observed individual motions : approaching motion and parallel orienting motion 138
Ch. 12 Neural basis of odor-source searching behavior in insect microbrain systems evaluated with a mobile robot 155
Ch. 13 Architectures for adaptive behavior in biomimetic underwater robots 171
Ch. 14 Efficiency of biological and artificial gills 188
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