Symposium B-2: Biological and Bio-Inspired Fluid Mechanics

(Mechanics of Fluids and Thermal Systems)

Symposium Organizers:

Arezoo Ardekani, Purdue University

Hassan Masoud, University of Nevada, Reno

Symposium Technical Description

A myriad of biological systems and processes take the mechanics of fluids into their advantage in order to fulfill their function. Man-made systems inspired by these systems strive to do the same in order to bring to bear similar functionalities. These highlight the importance of the role that fluid dynamics plays in understanding the function of biological systems and in how to derive inspiration from them. This symposium aims at bringing together engineers, mathematicians, and (bio) physicists to discuss recent theoretical, computational, and experimental studies related to biological and bio-inspired fluid mechanics.

Technical Program

Tuesday | T1 10:00am-11:40am

B2-1: Biological Fluid Mechanics I: Micro Swimmers and Propulsion
Room 1308 Session Chair: Arezoo Ardekani, Hassan Masoud, Henry Fu Track B: Mechanics of Fluids and Thermal Systems
10:00 am Reverse marangoni propulsion

Vahid Vandadi, Saeed Jafari Kang, Hassan Masoud

10:20 am Near wall motion of micro-swimmers in non-newtonian fluids

Arezoo Ardekani, Gaojin Li

10:40 am Propulsion in a suspension of rod-like particles

Juan Shi

11:00 am Self-organization of swimming bacteria in confinement

Enkeleida Lushi

11:20 am Helicobacter pylori couples motility and diffusion to actively create a heterogeneous complex medium in gastric mucus

Henry Chien Fu

Tuesday | T2 1:00pm-2:40pm

B2-2: Biological Fluid Mechanics II: Animal Hydrodynamics
Room 1308 Session Chair:   Arezoo Ardekani, Hassan Masoud Track B:    Mechanics of Fluids and Thermal Systems
1:00 pm Animal drinking (Invited)

Sunghwan Jung

1:20 pm Numerical modeling of biological fluid-structure interactions with immersed boundary method

Amneet Pal Singh Bhalla, Boyce E. Griffith

1:40 pm Hydrodynamics and kinematics of sea lion swimming

Aditya A Kulkarni, Rahi K Patel, Chen Friedman, Megan C Leftwich

2:00 pm Utilizing synthetic cilia array in microfluidic device to sort soft particles based on their size, shape and stiffness

Salman Sohrabi

2:20 pm Bioinspiration from aquatic swimmer: the leading edge vortex (Invited)

Iman Borazjani

Tuesday | T3 3:00pm-4:40pm

B2-3: Biological Fluid Mechanics III: Blood Clotting and Cell Motion
Room 1308 Session Chair:   Arezoo Ardekani, Hassan Masoud Track B:    Mechanics of Fluids and Thermal Systems
3:00 pm Coupled multiphysics models of cardiac thrombosis (Invited)

Rajat Mittal

3:40 pm Removing biofilm using impacting bubbles

Ehsan Esmaili

4:00 pm Numerical simulation of cancer cell squeezing through microfluidic channels

Jifu Tan, Yaling Liu

4:20 pm Seamless multiscale modeling of blood clotting

Alireza Yazdani

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