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This paper considers the accuracy of projection method approximations to the initial–boundary-value problem for the incompressible Navier–Stokes equations. The issue of how to correctly specify numerical boundary conditions for these methods has been outstanding since the birth of the second-order methodology a decade and a half ago. It has been observed(More)
The method of regularized Stokeslets is a Lagrangian method for computing Stokes flow driven by forces distributed at material points in a fluid. It is based on the superposition of exact solutions of the Stokes equations when forces are given by a cutoff function. We present this method in three dimensions, along with an analysis of its accuracy and(More)
Certain bacteria, such as Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Salmonella typhimurium (S. typhimurium), use multiple flagella often concentrated at one end of their bodies to induce locomotion. Each flagellum is formed in a left-handed helix and has a motor at the base that rotates the flagellum in a corkscrew motion. We present a computational model of the(More)
The image system for the method of regularized Stokeslets is developed and implemented. The method uses smooth localized functions to approximate a delta distribution in the derivation of the fluid flow due to a concentrated force. In order to satisfy zero-flow boundary conditions at a plane wall, the method of images derived for a standard (singular)(More)
Many arthropods use filiform hairs as mechanoreceptors to detect air motion. In common house crickets (Acheta domestica) the hairs cover two antenna-like appendages called cerci at the rear of the abdomen. The biomechanical stimulus-response properties of individual filiform hairs have been investigated and modeled extensively in several earlier studies.(More)
In this paper, we investigate the stability of a fluid-structure interaction problem in which a flexible elastic membrane immersed in a fluid is excited via periodic variations in the elastic stiffness parameter. This model can be viewed as a prototype for active biological tissues such as the basilar membrane in the inner ear, or heart muscle fibers(More)
A proof of high-order convergence of three deterministic particle methods for the convection-diffusion equation in two dimensions is presented. The methods are based on discretizations of an integro-differential equation in which an integral operator approximates the diffusion operator. The methods differ in the discretization of this operator. The(More)