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— Numerical simulations have been used to examine the performance of flapping foils. It is envisioned that these flapping foils will be employed as pectoral fins in a bio-robotic AUV (BAUV) and a detailed parametrization of the hydrodynamic performance of these foils will allow for the development of a high-fidelity dynamical model of the BAUV. In the long(More)
Numerical simulations have been used to analyze the effect that vortices, shed from one flapping foil, have on the thrust of another flapping foil placed directly downstream. The simulations attempt to model the dorsal–tail fin interaction observed in a swimming bluegill sunfish. The simulations have been carried out using a Cartesian grid method that(More)
Commercial buildings are the largest single consumer of energy in the United States. Energy efficient buildings will have a significant impact on overall energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Buildings being multi-scale, multi-physics, highly uncertain dynamic systems, its energy efficiency is directly linked with the design and control of(More)
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