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Metachronal Swimming

Hydrodynamics of Ctenophore Cilia

We perform computational investigations to understand the fluid dynamics of ctene embedded in a curved and deformable substrate across the low-to-intermediate Reynolds number regime.

  1. Seth Lionetti, Zhipeng Lou, Adrian Herrera-Amaya, Margaret Byron, and Chengyu Li, "A new propulsion enhancement mechanism in metachronal rowing at intermediate Reynolds numbers," Journal of Fluid Mechanics 974, A45 (2023). [Link]

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