Authors: S. Ramananarivo, B. Thiria, R. Godoy-Diana

Physique et Mécanique des Meleiux Hetérogènes; CNRS UMR 7636, ESPCI ParisTech, UPMC, Univ. Paris Diderot (France)

We present in this fluid dynamics video a novel experimental setup with self-propelled swimmers on a free surface. The swimmers, modeled as flexible thin filaments, are subjected to external electromagnetic forcing driving a propagating elastic wave that gives rise to self- propulsion. The fluid-structure interaction problem of these passive anguilliform swimmers is analyzed in:
S. Ramananarivo, R. Godoy-Diana, and B. Thiria. Passive elastic mechanism to mimic fish-muscles action in anguilliform swimming. J. R. Soc. Interface, 10, 20130667 (2013). DOI:10.1098/rsif.2013.0667

Archive: arxiv.org/abs/1310.1835

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