Suspension biomechanics of swimming micro-organisms

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Abstract

Micro-organisms play a vital role in many biological and medical phenomena; such as bioreactors for medicine or food, human digestion assisted by enterobacteria, and plankton blooms in the oceans that affect the oceanic ecosystem. In this article, we will outline briefly some of the fluid mechanics aspect on individual and collective behavior of micro-organisms. Firstly, some of our researches on hydrodynamic interaction of pairs of micro-organisms will be reviewed. Secondly, the collective motions of micro-organisms and suspension properties, such as rheological property and diffusion property, will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st (2011) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2011
Pages235-238
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sep 19
Event21st International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2011 - Maui, HI, United States
Duration: 2011 Jun 192011 Jun 24

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
ISSN (Print)1098-6189
ISSN (Electronic)1555-1792

Other

Other21st International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2011
CountryUnited States
CityMaui, HI
Period11/6/1911/6/24

Keywords

  • Bacteria
  • Coherent structures
  • Locomotion
  • Micro-organisms
  • Suspension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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