Biomimetic flow sensing using artificial lateral lines

Yingchen Yang, Nannan Chen, Craig Tucker, Saunvit Pandya, Douglas Jones, Chang Liu

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Abstract

By mimicking fish lateral lines and fish sensing behaviors, we constructed an artificial lateral line and employed it for biomimetic flow sensing. Thirteen hot-film anemometers were mounted to the surface of a NACA0015 airfoil to constitute the artificial lateral line. The resulting fish-like platform was maneuvered by a 3-degree-of-freedom robotic arm for twodimensional mobility in aquatic environments. Assisted with specially developed algorithms, two biologically relevant flowsensing scenarios have been realized. They were tracking a nearby dipole source in still water by detecting the dipole flow field and tracking a distant stationary source in running water by detecting its hydrodynamic wake.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHeat Transfer, Fluid Flows, and Thermal Systems
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages1331-1338
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)0791843025
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
EventASME 2007 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007 - Seattle, United States
Duration: Nov 11 2007Nov 15 2007

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
Volume8

Other

OtherASME 2007 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period11/11/0711/15/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering(all)

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