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Applied Interdisciplinary Mathematics (AIM) Seminar

Using computational fluid dynamics to understand muscle driven movement: Case students in jellyfish and corals
Friday, October 28, 2022
3:00-4:00 PM
1084 East Hall Map
Recent advancements in computational fluid dynamics have enabled researchers to efficiently explore problems that involve moving elastic boundaries immersed in fluids for problems such as cardiac fluid dynamics and animal swimming. These advances have also made modeling both nutrient exchange in a fluid and the muscle driven motion of a flexible organ or organism through a fluid feasible. The work presented here focuses on the development and implementation of such methods and models for the pumping and pulsation of soft corals and jellyfish bells. We leverage existing computational algorithms for fluid-structure interactions and extend this technology to “living” boundaries. Muscle models integrate feedback between the conduction of action potentials, the contraction of muscles, the movement of tissues, and fluid motion. These models are then used to resolve pumping mechanisms in corals and resonant swimming in jellyfish. Speaker(s): Laura Miller (University of Arizona)
Building: East Hall
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: Mathematics
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Mathematics, Applied Interdisciplinary Mathematics (AIM) Seminar - Department of Mathematics