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Self-propulsion of V-shape micro-robot

@article{Vladimirov2012SelfpropulsionOV,
  title={Self-propulsion of V-shape micro-robot},
  author={Vladimir A. Vladimirov},
  journal={arXiv: Fluid Dynamics},
  year={2012}
}
  • V. Vladimirov
  • Published 13 September 2012
  • Engineering
  • arXiv: Fluid Dynamics
In this paper we study the self-propulsion of a symmetric V-shape micro-robot (or V-robot) which consists of three spheres connected by two arms with an angle between them; the arms' lengths and the angle are changing periodically. Using an asymptotic procedure containing two-timing method and a distinguished limit, we obtain analytic expressions for the self-propulsion velocity and Lighthill's efficiency. The calculations show that a version of V-robot, aligned perpendicularly to the direction… 

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