Controlled Hydrodynamic Interactions in Schooling Aquatic Locomotion

@article{Kelly2005ControlledHI,
  title={Controlled Hydrodynamic Interactions in Schooling Aquatic Locomotion},
  author={S. D. Kelly and Hailong Xiong},
  journal={Proceedings of the 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control},
  year={2005},
  pages={3904-3910}
}
We present experimental data elucidating the effects of hydrodynamic coupling on the propulsive efficiency of an array of three oscillating hydrofoils. We simulate this system using an inviscid flow model; this model duplicates certain key features of our experimental data but fails to consider the effects of wake vortex generation and interaction. We… CONTINUE READING