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Aspects of low Reynolds number microswimming using singularity methods

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Three different models, relating to the study of microswimmers immersed in a low Reynolds number fluid, are presented. The underlying, mathematical concepts employed in each are developed using singularity methods of Stokes flow.

The first topic concerns the motility of an artificial, three-sphere microswimmer with prescribed, non-reciprocal, internal forces. The swimmer progresses through a low Reynolds number, nonlinear, viscoelastic medium. The model developed illustrates that the pr...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Centre for Collaborative Applied Mathematics
Oxford college:
St Catherine's College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:13dcb39b-f5b7-4d46-92d4-21a9afbecd08
Local pid:
ora:7317

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