Locomotion in fluids of active shape-changing materials

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 11:00am - 11:35am
EE/CS 3-180
Michael Shelley (New York University)
A fascinating question is how an active material like an LCE interacts
with a surrounding fluidic environment. I will discuss methods and
difficulties in simulating such problems, and then discuss some
simulation and modeling work of fluid/active-structure interactions
stimulated by experiments of LCE samples locomoting through a fluid,
and by organismal locomotion.