Characterization and Modeling of Insect Swarms Using tools from Fluid Dynamics
Technical Report,07 Sep 2012,06 Jun 2013
Yale University New Haven United States
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The goals of this project were to develop a laboratory system for quantitatively measuring the flight trajectories of swarming insects and to use the resulting data to evaluate currently used models of collective behavior. We were successful in completing both goals, leading to the first highly resolved, statistically robust data sets for insect swarms, which we mined for statistical information, and to an evaluation of canonical swarming models, which were shown to be lacking for describing real swarming data.
- Fluid Mechanics