# Dynamics and Optimal Actuation of a Three-Sphere Low-Reynolds-Number Swimmer with Muscle-Like Arms

@article{Montino2017DynamicsAO, title={Dynamics and Optimal Actuation of a Three-Sphere Low-Reynolds-Number Swimmer with Muscle-Like Arms}, author={Alessandro Montino and Antonio DeSimone}, journal={Acta Applicandae Mathematicae}, year={2017}, volume={149}, pages={53-86} }

The three-sphere swimmer by Najafi and Golestanian is composed of three spheres connected by two arms. The case in which the swimmer can control the lengths of the two arms has been studied in detail. Here we study a variation of the model in which the swimmer’s arms are constructed according to Hill’s model of muscular contraction. The swimmer is able to control the tension developed in the active components of the arms. The two shape parameters and the tensions acting on the two arms are then…

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