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  • 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 ...