Jacob S. Izraelevitz

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Ocean sampling for highly temporal phenomena, such as harmful algal blooms, necessitates a vehicle capable of fast aerial travel interspersed with an aquatic means of acquiring in-situ measurements. Vehicle platforms with this capability have yet to be widely adopted by the oceanographic community. Several animal examples successfully make this(More)
We explore several aspects of the phenomenon we call global vorticity shedding. Global vorticity shedding occurs when an object in viscous fluid suddenly vanishes, shedding the entire boundary layer vorticity into the wake at once. In our experiments we approximate the disappearance of a towed foil by rapidly retracting the foil in the span-wise direction.(More)
In this thesis, I study the effect of adding in-line oscillation to heaving and pitching foils using a power downstroke. I show that far from being a limitation imposed by the muscular structure of certain animals, in-line motion can be a powerful means to either substantially augment the mean lift, or reduce oscillatory lift and increase thrust.(More)
The hydrodynamic forces on ocean vehicles increase dramatically during sharp maneuvers as compared to forward motion due to large areas of separated flow. These large forces severely limit maneuverability and reduce efficiency. Applying active flow separation control to ocean vehicles would reduce resistance during maneuvers and thereby improve maneuvering(More)
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