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Sadhana

, Volume 18, Issue 3–4, pp 719–728 | Cite as

The hydrodynamic analysis of fish propulsion performance and its morphological adaptation

  • Bing-Gang Tong
  • Li-Xian Zhuang
  • Jian-Yu Cheng
Surveys In Fluid Mechanics — III

Abstract

The hydrodynamic performance of fish undulatory swimming has been studied by means of the linear three-dimensional and the non-linear two-dimensional waving-plate theories developed recently by the present authors. The morphological adaptation of the anguilliform mode, carangiform mode, and lunate-tail swimming propulsion in the biological evolution process of fishes has been understood tentatively from the point of view of hydrodynamic analysis.

Keywords

Hydrodynamics unsteady flow swimming energetics morphology fish propulsion 

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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bing-Gang Tong
    • 1
  • Li-Xian Zhuang
    • 1
  • Jian-Yu Cheng
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Modern MechanicsUniversity of Science and Technology of ChinaHefeiPeople’s Republic of China

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