Viscous pumping inspired by flexible propulsion.

@article{Arco2014ViscousPI,
  title={Viscous pumping inspired by flexible propulsion.},
  author={Roger M Arco and J. R. V{\'e}lez-Cordero and E. Lauga and R. Zenit},
  journal={Bioinspiration \& biomimetics},
  year={2014},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={
          036007
        }
}
Fluid-suspended microorganisms have evolved different swimming and feeding strategies in order to cope with an environment dominated by viscous effects. For instance, ciliated organisms rely on the collective motion of flexible appendages to move and feed. By performing a non-reciprocal motion, flexible filaments can produce a net propulsive force, or pump fluid, in the absence of inertia. Inspired by such a fundamental concept, we propose a strategy to produce macroscopic pumping and mixing in… Expand

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