Marianne Porter, Ph.D.
, assistant professor, biological sciences
Matthew Warren, undergraduate student, ocean and mechanical engineering
Sarah Hoffmann, Ph.D. student, science, biology
Oscar Curet, Ph.D., assistant professor, ocean & mechanical engineering
We are examining the ability of the hammerhead cephalofoil, which varies among the 8 species, to generate lift. We are using 3D printed models to examine the flow around the cephalofoils, and the forces generated as the angle of attack changes. We are trying to answer, from a mechanical perspective, why does the hammerhead have a strange head?
Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry funding for Matthew Warren. Presentation at annual Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology in 2016 and 2017.
We are looking to expand on this project with additional funding and interested student collaborators.