, 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


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.


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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