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    • Biomimetic and Live Medusae Reveal the Mechanistic Advantages of a Flexible Bell Margin 

      Colin, Sean P.; Costello, John H.; Dabiri, John O.; Villanueva, Alex; Blottman, John B.; Gemmell, Brad J.; Priya, Shashank (PLOS, 2012-11-07)
      Flexible bell margins are characteristic components of rowing medusan morphologies and are expected to contribute towards their high propulsive efficiency. However, the mechanistic basis of thrust augmentation by flexible ...
    • Flexible Margin Kinematics and Vortex Formation of Aurelia aurita and Robojelly 

      Villanueva, Alex; Vlachos, Pavlos; Priya, Shashank (PLOS, 2014-06-06)
      The development of a rowing jellyfish biomimetic robot termed as “Robojelly”, has led to the discovery of a passive flexible flap located between the flexion point and bell margin on the Aurelia aurita. A comparative ...