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Flow speed has little impact on propulsive characteristics of oscillating foils

Flow speed has little impact on propulsive characteristics of oscillating foils
A. J. Smits, N. Wei, D. Floryan, T. Van Buren
Experiments show that swimming speed has little impact on the forces or wake produced by a fishlike propulsor. Both continuous and intermittent swimming styles are explored. The results indicate that there may be no need to mimic a free-swimming (self-propelled) condition in laboratory studies.

Publisher URL: http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevFluids.3.013103

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevFluids.3.013103

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