Flagella and Cilia Hydromechanics,
CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA
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This talk will first make an expository survey on the recent development of the low-Reynolds-number hydrodynamics pertaining to micro organism locomotion. The scope of interest will be focused on two primary modes of swimming in this flow regime, namely the flagellar and ciliary propulsion. In order to overcome the shortcoming of classical resistive-force theory, the improved slender-body theory requires an accurate account of 1 the long-range force field generated by the flagellar motion which is invariably of finite amplitude, 2 the interaction between the cell body and flagella, and 3 the state of self-propulsion.
- Fluid Mechanics