Lattices of Hydrodynamically Interacting Flapping Swimmers

  title={Lattices of Hydrodynamically Interacting Flapping Swimmers},
  author={Anand U. Oza and Leif Ristroph and Michael J. Shelley},
  journal={Physical Review X},
Fish schools and bird flocks exhibit complex collective dynamics whose self-organization principles are largely unknown. The influence of hydrodynamics on such collectives has been relatively unexplored theoretically, in part due to the difficulty in modeling the temporally long-lived hydrodynamic interactions between many dynamic bodies. We address this through a novel discrete-time dynamical system (iterated map) that describes the hydrodynamic interactions between flapping swimmers arranged… 

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