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Microbiorobotics. Biologically Inspired Microscale Robotic by Minjun Kim, Anak Agung Julius

By Minjun Kim, Anak Agung Julius

Microbiorobotics is a brand new engineering self-discipline that inherently contains a multidisciplinary technique (mechanical engineering, mobile biology, mathematical modeling, keep an eye on structures, man made biology, etc). construction robotics procedure within the micro scale is an engineering job that has led to many very important functions, starting from micromanufacturing innovations to mobile manipulation. although, it's also a truly difficult engineering job. one of many purposes is simply because many engineering rules and rules which are utilized in higher scales don't scale good to the micro-scale. for instance, locomotion ideas in a fluid don't functionality within the comparable manner, and using rotational automobiles is impractical as a result of trouble of establishing of the necessary components.

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3 Minimal swimmers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Elastic flagellar interactions with the surrounding fluid . . . . . . . 4 Future perspectives .................................................................... Acknowledgements .......................................................................... References ................................................................................... 1 Introduction Microorganisms exhibit staggering biodiversity, far exceeding that of multicellular organisms, as illustrated by estimates that 100 cm3 soil samples contain approximately 10,000 different bacterial genomes [1, 2].

11) 0 between the flow field and the singularity weights along the flagellum centerline, parameterized by X(s), see Fig. 5. 5 In slender body theory, Stokeslets and higher order singularities are distributed along the centerline X(s) with the aim of matching the velocities at surface points x(s0 , ϕ) to the required local velocity at X(s0 ) for each s0 ∈ [0, L] and ϕ ∈ [0, 2π]. In addition, higher order corrections to slender body theory take into account small ϕ variations in the velocities of surface points, although this is not necessary at the leading algebraic order [41].

56) s and the total force on a cross section to F = (−EI h + afm )ˆey . 57) Including the external hydrodynamic force for viscoelastic fluids derived in the previ˜ iωt }, ous section, for a filament undergoing one frequency of motion so that h = Re{he force balance then gives the equation −iω 1 − i De2 ˜ ζ⊥ h = −EI h˜ 1 − i De + af˜m . 58) 21 22 CHAPTER 1 Fluid–Structure Interactions and Flagellar Actuation Non-dimensionalizing Eq. 59) where Sp = L[ωζ⊥ /(EI)]1/4 is the sperm number. The beating shapes of an active flagellum are obtained by solving this equation under appropriate boundary conditions, which we turn to next.

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