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Main Title Bio-mechanisms of Swimming and Flying Fluid Dynamics, Biomimetic Robots, and Sports Science / [electronic resource] :
Author Kato, Naomi.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Kamimura, Shinji.
Publisher Springer Japan,
Year Published 2008
Call Number QH324.2-324.25
ISBN 9784431733805
Subjects Life sciences. ; Artificial intelligence. ; Animal behavior. ; Bioinformatics. ; Biomedical engineering.
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Contents Notes
Biological Aspects of Locomotive Mechanisms and Behaviors of Animals While Swimming and Flying -- Asymmetric Swimming Motion of Singly Flagellated Bacteria near a Rigid Surface -- Properties of a Semi-dilute Suspension of Swimming Micro-organisms -- Dynamics Modeling and Real-time Observation of Galvanotaxis in Paramecium caudatum -- Object Manipulation by a Formation-controlled Euglena Group -- Passive Mechanisms Controlling Posture and Trajectory in Swimming Fishes -- Mechanical Properties of the Caudal Fin Resulting from the Caudal Skeletal Structure of the Bluefin Tuna -- Design of Artificial Tail Flukes for a Bottlenose Dolphin -- Changes in Drag Acting on an Angled Wavy Siliconrubber Plate as a Model of the Skin Folds of a Swimming Dolphin -- Central nervous system underlying fish swimming [A review] -- Underwater Acoustical Sensing Behavior of Porpoises -- Micro-structural Approach to Developing the Resonance Model of the Indirect Flight Mechanism -- Hydrodynamics of Swimming and Flying -- Studies of Hydrodynamics in Fishlike Swimming Propulsion -- Optimisation of Fish Shape and Swim Mode in Fully Resolved 2-D Flow Field by Genetic Algorithm with the Least Square Prediction Method -- Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Anguilliform Swimmers -- A Numerical Study of Hovering Aerodynamics in Flapping Insect Flight -- Stabilization of Flapping-of-Wings Flight of a Butterfly, Considering Wakes -- 3-D Unsteady Computations of Flapping Flight in Insects, Fish, and Unmanned Vehicles -- Biomimetic Swimming or Flying Robots -- Design and Simulations of a Virtual Fishlike Robot Actuated by a Muscle Model -- Development of Fish Robots Powered by Fuel Cells: Improvement of Swimming Ability by a Genetic Algorithm and Flow Analysis by Computational Fluid Dynamics -- Design and Control of Biomimetic Robot Fish FAC-I -- Thrust Force Characteristics of Propulsion Mechanism in Fluid Using Fin with Dynamic Variable-Effective-Length Spring -- Elastic Pectoral Fin Actuators for Biomimetic Underwater Vehicles -- Design, Development, and Testing of Flapping Fins with Actively Controlled Curvature for an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle -- Controlling Biomimetic Underwater Robots With Electronic Nervous Systems -- Microenergy Converter Using Insect Wings -- Clapping-wing Micro Air Vehicle of Insect Size -- Sports Science -- Study on the Application of Lagrangian Numerical Simulation to Fluid Dynamics in Sports Science -- Rowing Velocity Prediction Program with Estimating Hydrodynamic Load Acting on an Oar Blade -- Analysis of Breast, Back and Butterfly Strokes by the Swimming Human Simulation Model SWUM -- Research in Fluid Dynamical Specification of Hand Palms in Freestyle Swimming -- Flexural Vibration of a Jump Ski in Flight. Biomechanics studies of animals in swimming and flying can serve an increasing role in understanding the mechanisms that enable animals to move effectively and efficiently in fluid, as well as analyzing the characteristics of their various forms of behavior in fluid. The rich variety of mechanisms employed by swimming and flying organisms has long been an inspiration for engineers and scientists. These areas of research, which form the basis of this volume, include the locomotive mechanisms and behaviors of animals in swimming and flying ranging from microorganisms to dolphins from the biological aspect, hydrodynamics of swimming and flying, biomimetic swimming or flying robots, and sports science. This book follows "Bio-mechanisms of Animals in Swimming and Flying" published in 2004 including 11 chapters. This time, the book includes 31 chapters on the latest researches into natural autonomous systems and locomotion in both flying and swimming organisms. The area of sports science such as analysis and simulation of human swimming is newly added. The computational frameworks for the modeling, simulation and optimization of animals in swimming and flying demonstrate an important role in the progress of interdisciplinary work in the fields of biology and engineering. An innovative technology is exhibited for the flight of an insect size micro air vehicle. Neuronal science is not only unveiling the locomotion mechanisms of swimming in fish from the aspect of the neuronal activities, but also applied to underwater biomimetic robots. The interdisciplinary works are exhibited in the fields of biology and engineering, yielding real-world benefits in innovative technologies.