MS5-03 - Bio-Inspired Fluid-Structure Interaction

V. Joshi (Birla Institute of Technology & Science Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus, Goa, India) *, P. Gurugubelli (Birla Institute of Technology & Science Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad, India)

The symposium focuses on the fluid-structure interaction modelling with specific relevance to bio-inspired applications. The talks will aim to discuss the bio-mimetic applications and the various computational methods utilized for the fluid-structure interaction and their coupling. The objective of this mini-symposium will be to provide the recent advances in the state-of-the-art methodologies in computational mechanics, and comprehensively depict the use of such algorithms for bio-inspired applications related to the areas of flapping dynamics, hemodynamics, micro-fluidics, among others. The applications include propulsion, energy harvesting, blood flows through valves, etc. These designed methods will pave way for the development of bio-engineered systems which incorporate the aspects learnt from biological perspective and nature.