# Hydrodynamics of self-propulsion near a boundary: predictions and accuracy of far-field approximations

@article{Spagnolie2012HydrodynamicsOS, title={Hydrodynamics of self-propulsion near a boundary: predictions and accuracy of far-field approximations}, author={Saverio E. Spagnolie and Eric Lauga}, journal={Journal of Fluid Mechanics}, year={2012}, volume={700}, pages={105 - 147} }

Abstract The swimming trajectories of self-propelled organisms or synthetic devices in a viscous fluid can be altered by hydrodynamic interactions with nearby boundaries. We explore a multipole description of swimming bodies and provide a general framework for studying the fluid-mediated modifications to swimming trajectories. A general axisymmetric swimmer is described as a linear combination of fundamental solutions to the Stokes equations: a Stokeslet dipole, a source dipole, a Stokeslet…

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