Stingrays studied for possible submarine propulsion

11/17/2013 | Mother Nature Network

Future unmanned submarines for such tasks as ocean exploration and rescue missions may take propulsion cues from the unique and efficient movements of the stingray. Researchers at the University of Buffalo and Harvard University are using computational fluid dynamics to study water flow and vortices around swimming stingrays and how the creatures achieve low pressure over the forward edge and higher pressure at the rear.

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