This chapter analyzes a propulsive force generated from pectoral fins for a manta-like fish robot, which is one of rajiform-type fish robot in a classification of swimming mechanism of fishes, from fluid dynamics aspects. The fishes of this type swim underwater with two pectoral fins. A diving method is proposed, assuming that some front fin rays are fixed with a constant angle. The usefulness of the method is demonstrated by numerical simulations and an experiment with an actual robot system.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Research on Advancements in Robotics and Mechatronics|
|Number of pages||15|
|ISBN (Print)||1466673877, 9781466673878|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 31 2014|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science(all)