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Fluid-structure interactions in biology: The size of trees and the shape of fishMathematical Biology
|Speaker: ||Christophe Eloy, Aix-Marseille University, France|
|Location: ||2110 MSB|
|Start time: ||Mon, Apr 9 2012, 3:10PM|
During this talk, I will address two biomechanical problems of fluid-structure interactions. First, I will discuss how the resistance to wind-induced stresses constrains the architecture of trees.
Then, I will examine the relation between the shape of fishes and their performance in the case of undulatory swimming.