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to the FSI Lab at the University of Virginia.
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Our mission is to inspire new technology that relies on the efficient interaction of fluids (e.g. air, water, blood) and structures (e.g. vehicles, medical devices, energy harvesters). To that end, we research the physics of Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI). We are part of the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Virginia. We are also members of the Link Lab, a group of UVA researchers who study systems with both software and physical components (Cyber-Physical Systems). Our current research is focused in three areas: fish-inspired vehicles, Micro Aerial Vehicle stability, and body flow sensors.
- Van Buren, T., Floryan, D., Quinn, D., & Smits, A. J. (2017). Nonsinusoidal gaits for unsteady propulsion. Physical Review Fluids, 2(5), 053101.
- Moored, K. & Quinn, D. (2017). Inviscid scaling laws of a self-propelled pitching airfoil. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. (submitted).
See details about each research area below: