Double-layer representation of model microorganisms by a boundary element method

Kohei Kyoya, Yohsuke Imai, Takami Yamaguchi, Takuji Ishikawa

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Abstract

Analysis of a suspension of microorganisms is important in environmental and biomedical engineering. Previous studies had problems of high computational load in simulating many-body interaction of non-spherical swimmers. In this study, we propose a boundary element method (BEM), based on the double-layer representation, for calculating interactions of two squirmers in Stokes flow regime. By comparing the trajectories of squirmers calculated by both single- and double-layer representations, we show the accuracy of the method. The developed method has potential to deal with many-body interactions of non-spherical microorganisms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC 2012
Pages777-778
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
EventASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC 2012 - Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Duration: 2012 Jun 202012 Jun 23

Other

OtherASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC 2012
CountryPuerto Rico
CityFajardo
Period12/6/2012/6/23

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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