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    • An algorithm to estimate unsteady and quasi-steady pressure fields from velocity field measurements 

      Dabiri, John O.; Bose, Sanjeeb; Gemmell, Brad J.; Colin, Sean P.; Costello, John H. (Company of Biologists, 2013-10-10)
      We describe and characterize a method for estimating the pressure field corresponding to velocity field measurements such as those obtained by using particle image velocimetry. The pressure gradient is estimated from a ...
    • Passive wake detection using seal whisker-inspired sensing 

      Beem, Heather R. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2015-02)
      This thesis is motivated by biological experiments, which display the harbor seal's ability to track the wake of an object several seconds after it swam by. In this work, I elucidate the basic fluid mechanisms that seals ...
    • Response of a pendulum spar to 2-dimensional random waves and a uniform current 

      Rodenbusch, George (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1978-08)
      A linearized theory for the response of a circular pendulum spar in 2-dimensional waves and a uniform current is developed. The linear forces on the cylinder are predicted using an approximate potential flow theory for ...