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Experimental demonstration of the dynamics and stability of a low Reynolds number swimmer near a plane wall

Zhang, Sebastian and Or, Yizhar and Murray, Richard M. (2010) Experimental demonstration of the dynamics and stability of a low Reynolds number swimmer near a plane wall. In: Proceedings of the 2010 American Control Conference. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 4205-4210. ISBN 978-1-4244-7426-4. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20190322-102831203

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Abstract

The motion of microorganisms as well as of tiny robotic swimmers for biomedical applications is governed by low Reynolds number (Re) hydrodynamics, where viscous effects dominate and inertial effects are negligible. This paper presents experimental results that verify theoretical predictions of our recent work which analyzed the dynamics and stability of a low-Re swimmer near a plane wall. The experimental setup uses macro-scale swimmer prototypes which are propelled by rotating cylinders in highly viscous silicone oil. The motion is recorded by a video camera and position measurements are taken by an optical tracking system. The results show good qualitative agreement with our recent theoretical predictions.


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Murray, Richard M.0000-0002-5785-7481
Additional Information:© 2010 IEEE. This research was supported in part by Boeing Corporation. Y. Or was supported by the Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship and the Bikura Postdoctoral Scholarship of the Israeli Science Foundation. This work was performed at the California Institute of Technology. S. Z. would like to acknowledge Amir Degani of Carnegie Melon University for his help on the tracking software for the Optitrack Flex V:100 infrared camera and John Van Deusen for his help and work in the Caltech Mechanical Engineering shop.
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Official Citation:S. Zhang, Y. Or and R. M. Murray, "Experimental demonstration of the dynamics and stability of a low Reynolds number swimmer near a plane wall," Proceedings of the 2010 American Control Conference, Baltimore, MD, 2010, pp. 4205-4210. doi: 10.1109/ACC.2010.5530846
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