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Analysis of three-dimensional kinematics of carp tail fin
Author(s): Ming Jiang; Shu Zhang; Xiaoyuan He
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, a test based on the wavelet transform for instantaneous three dimensional (3D) Carp tail fin profile measurements and analysis the kinematics of Carp tail fin method was proposed to understand the function of the tail fin. This experiment method is used in cruising carp. Projecting a moiré fringes onto a tail fin, the deformed fringe pattern containing 3D information was produced and varied with the movement of tail fin. The time-sequence deformed fringe pattern images were captured by a high speed camera. By wavelet transform profilometry, the tail fin movements were really reconstructed. On this basis, the kinematics parameter of tail fin was analyses. Experimental results indicate that the 3D profile of tail fin was varied during the tail-beat cycle. Analysis of tail kinematics suggests that, at a swimming speed 0.5Ls-1, the tail beat frequency is 1.42Hz and the dorsal lobe of the tail undergoes a 15.6% greater lateral excursion than does the ventral lobe. The timing of maximal lateral excursion was different at different location of tail fin.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 April 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7522, Fourth International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, 752213 (14 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.858553
Show Author Affiliations
Ming Jiang, Univ. of Science and Technology of Suzhou (China)
Southeast Univ. (China)
Shu Zhang, Univ. of Science and Technology of China (China)
Xiaoyuan He, Southeast Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7522:
Fourth International Conference on Experimental Mechanics
Chenggen Quan; Kemao Qian; Anand Krishna Asundi; Fook Siong Chau, Editor(s)

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