Computation of biological flows

Saturday, November 4, 2006 - 9:00am - 9:30am
EE/CS 3-180
Biological systems often include very interesting
fluid flows that arise from the interaction of a
fluid with an external source of force. Examples
are the motion of micro-organisms, such as bacteria,
that propel themselves by moving their flagella, the
motion of cells, and the motion generated by cilia
beating in the lungs. The common theme is the
interaction between the fluid and an elastic membrane
of filament. Numerical models of these motions must
compute the motion of the membranes and the fluid
simultaneously. This talk highlights the use of
Regularizaton Methods for these problems, a methodology
that has shown promising results and that continues
to expand. Examples of the computations will be shown.