Environmental and Biological Fluid Mechanics Lab

Particle-laden turbulence and biological propulsion

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Intermediate-Re swimming in water boatmen

The water boatman can swim, walk, and fly. We study it to learn more about life and motion at intermediate Reynolds numbers. We’re curious about how it transitions from early life stages — where it swims in the viscous low-Re regime — to its later life stages, where it is swimming at a much higher Reynolds number.

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