Human sperm accumulation near surfaces: a simulation study

@article{Smith2009HumanSA,
  title={Human sperm accumulation near surfaces: a simulation study},
  author={Douglas J. Smith and Eamonn A. Gaffney and John R. Blake and Jackson C. Kirkman-Brown},
  journal={Journal of Fluid Mechanics},
  year={2009},
  volume={621},
  pages={289 - 320}
}
A hybrid boundary integral/slender body algorithm for modelling flagellar cell motility is presented. The algorithm uses the boundary element method to represent the ‘wedge-shaped’ head of the human sperm cell and a slender body theory representation of the flagellum. The head morphology is specified carefully due to its significant effect on the force and torque balance and hence movement of the free-swimming cell. The technique is used to investigate the mechanisms for the accumulation of… 
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