Publication
Title
Aquatic suction feeding dynamics: insights from computational modelling
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Abstract
Aquatic suction feeding in vertebrates involves extremely unsteady flow, externally as well as internally of the expanding mouth cavity. Consequently, studying the hydrodynamics involved in this process is a challenging research area, where experimental studies and mathematical models gradually aid our understanding of how suction feeding works mechanically. Especially for flow patterns inside the mouth cavity, our current knowledge is almost entirely based on modelling studies. In the present paper, we critically discuss some of the assumptions and limitations of previous analytical models of suction feeding using computational fluid dynamics.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of the Royal Society interface: physical and life sciences. - London
Publication
London : 2009
ISSN
1742-5689
Volume/pages
6:31(2009), p. 149-158
ISI
000262757200002
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Creation 15.01.2009
Last edited 17.06.2017
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