Improved kinematic models for two-link helical micro/nano-swimmers

Tabak, Ahmet Fatih and Yeşilyurt, Serhat (2013) Improved kinematic models for two-link helical micro/nano-swimmers. (Accepted/In Press)

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Accurate prediction of the three-dimensional trajectories of micro/nano-swimmers is a key element as to achieve high precision motion control in therapeutic applications. Rigid-body kinematics of such robotic systems is dominated by viscous forces. The induced flow field around a two-link swimmer is investigated with a validated computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model. Force-free-swimming constraints are employed in order to simulate motion of bacteria-like swimmers in viscous medium. The fluid resistance exerted on the body of the swimmer is quantified by an improved resistance matrix, which is embedded in a validated resistive force theory (RFT) model, based on complex-impedance approach. Parametric studies confirmed that the hydrodynamic interaction between body and tail are of great importance in predicting the trajectories for such systems.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Biological cells, Biomechatronics, Fluidic microsystems, Hydrodynamics, Numerical models, Robot kinematics, Velocity measurement
ID Code:21792
Deposited By:Serhat Yeşilyurt
Deposited On:28 Sep 2013 22:49
Last Modified:01 Aug 2019 10:53

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