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By John Blake (auth.), Lisa J. Fauci, Shay Gueron (eds.)

This IMA quantity in arithmetic and its purposes COMPUTATIONAL MODELING IN organic FLUID DYNAMICS is predicated at the lawsuits of a truly winning workshop with a similar identify. The workshop was once a vital part of the September 1998 to June 1999 IMA application on "MATHEMATICS IN BIOLOGY." i need to thank the organizing committee: Lisa J. Fauci of Tulane collage and Shay Gueron of Technion - Israel Institute of know-how for his or her very good paintings as organizers of the assembly and for modifying the court cases. I additionally take this chance to thank the nationwide technology Founda­ tion (NSF), whose monetary aid of the IMA made the maths in Biology software attainable. Willard Miller, Jr., Professor and Director Institute for arithmetic and its functions collage of Minnesota four hundred Lind corridor, 207 Church St. SE Minneapolis, MN 55455-0436 612-624-6066, FAX 612-626-7370 miller@ima.umn.edu world-wide-web: http://www.ima.umn.edu v PREFACE A unifying topic in organic fluid dynamics is the interplay of relocating, elastic barriers with a surrounding fluid. a fancy dynami­ cal approach describes the movement of purple blood cells during the circulatory procedure, the flow of spermatazoa within the reproductive tract, cilia of microorganisms, or a middle pumping blood. The revolution in computa­ tional expertise has allowed super development within the learn of those formerly intractable fluid-structure interplay problems.

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Introduction. The filtering mechanism in bivalve molluscs, such as Mytilus edulis, is a complex fluid mechanical problem that is based on three different sets of cilia which have differing functions. The most commonly observed cilia are the latero-frontal cilia (or cirri) which have a fern-like appearance. These are thought to be primarily responsible for filtering out the particles in the incoming stream. There are two sets of these identical cilia: one set covers the opening to the gill filament, the other set are upright for part of the cycle, apparently out of the way not causing any interference to the general flow field.

23 . The sessile organism Vorticella illustrating the stalk shortening and currents (Sleigh, 1973). (69a) Uz o r or 1 III = --, and Ur 1 oIII = ---, r oz where r is the radial and z the vertical coordinate. L is the viscosity of the fluid, and hand F are the height and force associated with the stokeslet, respectively. The streamlines are shown in Figure 24. Aderogba and Blake (1978) showed that this toroidal eddy pattern will also exist at a two fluid int erface but not at a free surface. 2. Two-dimensional stokeslet.

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