Optimal ciliary locomotion of axisymmetric microswimmers

@article{Guo2021OptimalCL,
  title={Optimal ciliary locomotion of axisymmetric microswimmers},
  author={Hanliang Guo and Hai-Ping Zhu and Ruowen Liu and Marc Bonnet and Shravan K. Veerapaneni},
  journal={Journal of Fluid Mechanics},
  year={2021},
  volume={927}
}
Abstract Many biological microswimmers locomote by periodically beating the densely packed cilia on their cell surface in a wave-like fashion. While the swimming mechanisms of ciliated microswimmers have been extensively studied both from the analytical and the numerical point of view, optimisation of the ciliary motion of microswimmers has received limited attention, especially for non-spherical shapes. In this paper, using an envelope model for the microswimmer, we numerically optimise the… 
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