The hydrodynamics of three different shark heads: Eusphyra blochii (Winghead shark), Carcharhinus acronotus (Blacknose shark) and Sphyrna tiburo (Bonnethead shark) were investigated. Force transducer measurement was used to explore how the cephalofoil (wing-shaped head) affects maneuverability and efficiency. As the dynamic behavior of maneuvering wings differs from that of the steady state motion, experiments have been conducted to simulate: (1) steady-state (no yaw motion) constant velocity swimming, (2) constant forward velocity with yawing motion of the head, and (3) turning maneuvers. Different range of velocities, angle of attack, yaw frequency and yaw amplitude were tested.
Drag and lift coefficients were calculated and compared. The lift coefficient of Winghead shark is much higher compared to the other sharks. The lift-to-drag ratio showed that the Winghead shark has a hydrodynamic advantage compared to Blacknose shark and Bonnethead shark.
|Advisor:||Ell, Kerl von|
|School:||Florida Atlantic University|
|School Location:||United States -- Florida|
|Source:||MAI 48/03M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Evolution and Development, Ocean engineering|
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