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Experimental Hydrodynamics of Fast-Floating Aquatic Animals presents the latest research on the physiological, morphological and evolutionary factors in aquatic animal locomotion. Beginning by an overview on how to conduct experiments on swimming aquatic animals, assessing hydrodynamic forces, resistance and geometric parameters of animal bodies, the book details how aquatic animals, such as fast-moving dolphins, can achieve high speeds without over-expelling their energy resources. It provides insights into investigations on how animals, including dolphins, sharks and swordfish can maneuver through water at high speeds, offering a natural model for improving human and technological underwater locomotion. Essential for researchers and practicing biologists interested in the study of aquatic animal locomotive physiology and its application to human technology. 265 p.
 

Authors expertises affiliations

  • Viktor V. Babenko. Emeritus Professor. Former Department Head of the Institute of Hydromechanics of the National Academy of Sciences, Kiev (Ukraine); Visiting Professor in Advanced Ship Engineering Research Center (ASERC), Pusan National University (South Korea).


  • Publication date (print & electronic format): 2020-06.

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