Fluid flow due to collective non-reciprocal motion of symmetrically-beating artificial cilia

S. N. Khaderi*, J. M. J. den Toonder, P. R. Onck

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Using a magneto-mechanical solid-fluid numerical model for permanently magnetic artificial cilia, we show that the metachronal motion of symmetrically beating cilia establishes a net pressure gradient in the direction of the metachronal wave, which creates a unidirectional flow. The flow generated is characterised as a function of the cilia spacing, the length of the metachronal wave, and a dimensionless parameter that characterises the relative importance of the viscous forces over the elastic forces in the cilia.
Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)014106-1-014106-14
Aantal pagina's14
Nummer van het tijdschrift1
StatusPublished - mrt-2012

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