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Wei, D. (author), Ghoddoosi Dehnavi, P. (author), Aubin-Tam, M.E. (author), Tam, D.S.W. (author)
The swift deformations of flagella and cilia are crucial for locomotion and fluid transport on the micron scale. Most hydrodynamic models of flagellar and ciliary flows assume the zero Reynolds number limit and model the flow using Stokes equations. Recent work has demonstrated that this quasi-steady approximation breaks down at increasing...
journal article 2021
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Wei, D. (author)
The microscopicworld is surprisingly busywith swimming micro-organisms. In a droplet of pondwater, there can be tens of thousands of microbes. They are predators and preys, producers and consumers, and they formthe bottom levels of the ecology of our world. The swimming micro-organisms can be in general classified into prokaryotes and eukaryotes...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Amador, G.J. (author), Wei, D. (author), Tam, D.S.W. (author), Aubin-Tam, M.E. (author)
The flagella of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii possess fibrous ultrastructures of a nanometer-scale thickness known as mastigonemes. These structures have been widely hypothesized to enhance flagellar thrust; however, detailed hydrodynamic analysis supporting this claim is lacking. In this study, we present a comprehensive investigation into the...
journal article 2020
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Ghoddoosi Dehnavi, P. (author), Wei, D. (author), Aubin-Tam, M.E. (author), Tam, D.S.W. (author)
Abstract: In the study of micro-scale biological flows, velocimetry methods based on passive tracers, such as micro-PIV and micro-PTV, are well established to characterize steady flows. However, these methods become inappropriate for measuring unsteady flows of small amplitude, because, on these scales, the motion of passive tracers cannot be...
journal article 2020
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Wei, D. (author), Ghoddoosi Dehnavi, P. (author), Aubin-Tam, M.E. (author), Tam, D.S.W. (author)
Stokes equations are commonly used to model the hydrodynamic flow around cilia on the micron scale. The validity of the zero Reynolds number approximation is investigated experimentally with a flow velocimetry approach based on optical tweezers, which allows the measurement of periodic flows with high spatial and temporal resolution. We find...
journal article 2019
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