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An information-theoretic approach to study hydrodynamic interactions in schooling fish
Author(s): Peng Zhang; Elizabeth Krasner; Sean D. Peterson; Maurizio Porfiri
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Paper Abstract

Understanding the role of hydrodynamic interactions in fish swimming may help explain why and how fish swim in schools. In this work, we designed controlled experiments to study fish swimming in a disturbed flow. Specifically, we recorded the tail beat frequency of a fish swimming in the presence of an actively-controlled airfoil pitching at varying frequencies. We propose an information-theoretic approach to quantify the influence of the motion of the pitching airfoil on the animal swimming. The theoretical framework developed in this work may inform future investigations on the mechanisms underlying schooling in groups.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2019
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10965, Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication IX, 1096506 (13 March 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2514287
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Peng Zhang, NYU Tandon School of Engineering (United States)
Elizabeth Krasner, NYU Tandon School of Engineering (United States)
Sean D. Peterson, NYU Tandon School of Engineering (United States)
Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
Maurizio Porfiri, NYU Tandon School of Engineering (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10965:
Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication IX
Raúl J. Martín-Palma; Mato Knez; Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Editor(s)

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