Accession Number : AD1050651


Title :   Locomotor Stability in a Model Swimmer: Coupling Fluid Dynamics, Neurophysiology and Muscle Mechanics


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Sep 2013,31 Aug 2016


Corporate Author : Tulane University New Orleans United States


Personal Author(s) : Fauci ,Lisa ; Tyrell,Eric


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1050651.pdf


Report Date : 05 Jul 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 17


Abstract : We use multiscale modeling and computational fluid dynamics to examine the stability of a swimming organism in the face of perturbations, with and without sensory feedback. We focus on the lamprey, the most basal living vertebrate, and hence a model organism for studying the neural control of locomotion. We investigate how the coupling among forces due to passive tissue properties, active muscular forces and the forces from the external fluid environment contribute to the dynamics and stability of swimming.


Descriptors :   Neurophysiology , swimming , muscles , biomechanics , computational fluid dynamics , resonant frequency , multiscale modeling , experimental data , perturbations , couplings , locomotion


Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics
      Anatomy and Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE