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New publication from international collaboration

There is a new paper out of press in PNAS Nexus


In this work we helped a team of biologists, physicists and engineers to understand the peculiar effect of energy savings during swimming with varying and multi-modal tailbeat motion. Apparently the additional high-frequency tailbeat motion on top of a low-frequency propulsive motion can help to detach vortices from the tail and save energy or increase power efficiency.


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Tailbeat perturbations improve swimming efficiency by reducing the phase lag between body motion and the resulting fluid response by Chao et al. PNAS Nexus https://doi.org/10.1093/pnasnexus/pgae073 

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