A dead fish displays its ability to swim upstream, in the Karman wake of a D-shaped obstacle. (video from Lauder, Harvard)
A Mexican Blind Cavefish (Astyanax mexicanus) navigates through a lego obstacle field. It displays its ability to avoid the obstacles, despite lack of sight.
Results from PIV show the vortices in the Karman wake of an object, and a fish swimming between, and exploiting the energy of the wake.
Visualization of the leading edge vortex on a foil with strong spanwise flow.
Used to generate thrust with an oscillating lift force (Lilypad simulation).
Used to generate thrust without any lift force. This motion profile is similar to how turtles flap their flippers when trying to maintain a constant depth in the water. (Lilypad simulation)
Used to generate large amounts of lift at the expense of thrust. Birds will flap their wings forwards and down while taking off, allowing them to get off the ground without first running to gain speed. (lilypad simulation)
This Lilypad simulation shows the pressure field over the surface of and in the plane of a foil passing a cylindrical object.
This Lilypad simulation shows the vorticity field over the surface of and in the plane of a foil passing a cylindrical object.
Poster summarizing research related to the study and mimicry of seal whiskers for flow sensing.
Poster summarizing research related to the flow control and hydrodynamic sensing.
Poster summarizing current research related to vortex induced vibrations.
Poster summarizing research related to the study of underwater maneuverability.
Poster summarizing research related to the development of MEMS pressure sensors.
Poster Presented on flow separation control using rotating cylinders, NEEC conference 2012.
Just a cool sailing video (filmed by Aerovisual, in collaboration with RFEV and EUROSAF).