Hydrodynamic aspects of design and attachment of a back-mounted device in penguins

Bannasch, Rudolf, Wilson, Rory P. and Culik, Boris M. (1994) Hydrodynamic aspects of design and attachment of a back-mounted device in penguins Journal of Experimental Biology, 194 . pp. 83-96.

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Abstract

Wind tunnel and water tank experiments were carried out on a penguin model in order to optimise the shape and attachment of a back-mounted datalogger. Device-induced turbulence was minimised when the unit was placed in the most caudal position. Drag was further reduced by shaping the device to match the body contour. The hydrodynamic resistance of the package could be reduced by 65 % compared with an earlier unit. These results are discussed together with results from new studies on kinematics and energetics of underwater swimming of live instrumented penguins.

Document Type: Article
Research affiliation: OceanRep > Institute for Marine Science Kiel
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0022-0949
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2019 13:21
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2019 13:21
URI: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/id/eprint/46172

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