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Wakes caused by swimming goldfish (Carassius auratus) were measured with a particle image velocimetry system and analyzed using a cross-correlation technique. Particle velocities in a horizontal plane (size of measuring plane 24 cmx32 cm or 20 cmx27 cm) were determined, and the vorticity in the plane was derived from these data. The wake behind a swimming(More)
The process of human phonation involves a complex interaction between the physical domains of structural dynamics, fluid flow, and acoustic sound production and radiation. Given the high degree of nonlinearity of these processes, even small anatomical or physiological disturbances can significantly affect the voice signal. In the worst cases, patients can(More)
The factors contributing to human voice production are not yet fully understood. Even normal human phonation with a symmetric glottal opening area is still the subject of extensive investigation. Among others, it has already been shown that fluid dynamics has a strong influence on the vocal process. The full characterization of the glottal jet has not been(More)
Flow is studied through a channel with an oscillating orifice mimicking the motion of the glottal-gap during phonation. Simulations with prescribed flow and wall-motion are carried out for different orifice geometries, a 2D slit-like and a 3D lens-like one. Although the jet emerges from a symmetric orifice a significant deflection occurs in case of the(More)
The present study shows the results of visualization experiments of the jet formation through a dynamic model of the human vocal folds. The model consists of two counter-rotating, 3D-shaped driven cams covered with a stretched silicone membrane. The 3D contours of the cams are a result of an optimized mapping of observed characteristic clinical vocal fold(More)
For a long-term implementation of the magnetically driven CircuLite blood pump system, it is extremely important to be able to ensure a minimum washout flow in order to avoid dangerous stagnation regions in the gap between the impeller and the motor casing as well as near the pivot-axle area at the holes in the impeller's hub. In general, stagnation zones(More)
Rheophilic fish commonly experience unsteady flows and hydrodynamic perturbations. Instead of avoiding turbulent zones though, rheophilic fish often seek out these zones for station holding. A behaviour associated with station holding in running water is called entraining. We investigated the entraining behaviour of rainbow trout swimming in the wake of a(More)
If exposed to bulk water flow, fish lateral line afferents respond only to flow fluctuations (AC) and not to the steady (DC) component of the flow. Consequently, a single lateral line afferent can encode neither bulk flow direction nor velocity. It is possible, however, for a fish to obtain bulk flow information using multiple afferents that respond only to(More)
The undulatory underwater sequence is one of the most important phases in competitive swimming. An understanding of the recurrent vortex dynamics around the human body and their generation could therefore be used to improve swimming techniques. In order to produce a dynamic model, we applied human joint kinematics to three-dimensional (3D) body scans of a(More)
Planar velocity fields in flows are determined simultaneously on parallel measurement planes by means of an in-house manufactured light-field camera. The planes are defined by illuminating light sheets with constant spacing. Particle positions are reconstructed from a single 2D recording taken by a CMOS-camera equipped with a high-quality doublet lens(More)