Velocity Fluctuations in Helical Propulsion: How Small Can a Propeller Be.


Helical propulsion is at the heart of locomotion strategies utilized by various natural and artificial swimmers. We used experimental observations and a numerical model to study the various fluctuation mechanisms that determine the performance of an externally driven helical propeller as the size of the helix is reduced. From causality analysis, an… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/jz402186w

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