Cilia beating patterns are not hydrodynamically optimal

  title={Cilia beating patterns are not hydrodynamically optimal},
  author={Hanliang Guo and Janna Nawroth and Yang Ding and Eva Kanso},
We examine the hydrodynamic performance of two cilia beating patterns reconstructed from experimental data. In their respective natural systems, the two beating patterns correspond to: (A) pumping-specialized cilia, and (B) swimming-specialized cilia. We compare the performance of these two cilia beating patterns as a function of the metachronal coordination in the context of two model systems: the swimming of a ciliated cylinder and the fluid pumping by a ciliated carpet. Three performance… CONTINUE READING
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