We propose a computational method to solve optimal swimming problems, based on the boundary integral formulation of the hydrodynamic interaction between swimmer and surrounding fluid and direct constrained minimization of the energy consumed by the swimmer. We apply our method to axisymmetric model examples. We consider a classical model swimmer (the three-sphere swimmer of Golestanian et al.) as well as a novel axisymmetric swimmer inspired by the observation of biological micro-organisms. © 2011 World Scientific Publishing Company.
|Titolo:||Numerical strategies for stroke optimization of axisymmetric microswimmers|
|Autori:||Alouges, F.; De Simone, Antonio; Heltai, Luca|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1142/S0218202511005088|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|