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A hydraulic, jellyfish-based soft robot

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A hydraulic, jellyfish-based soft robot
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Yang
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Ke
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1989-
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Ke Yang
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Aaron Mazzeo
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Javier
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Javier Diez
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co-chair
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Bai
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Xiaoli
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Rutgers University
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Graduate School - New Brunswick
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2015
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2015-10
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eng
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This thesis describes the design, fabrication, and characterization of a soft robotic jellyfish. Living jellyfish are some of the most efficient swimmers in the ocean and exhibit unique capabilities for manipulating fluid flows for efficient propulsion. The fabricated soft vehicles in this work emulate some of the characteristics of living jellyfish and their propulsive mechanisms have the potential to influence the future design of efficient underwater vehicles. With respect to fabrication, the author uses silicones of varied hardness to mimic the flexibility and shape of biological jellyfish. Characterization and testing of the biomimetic vehicles facilitate comparisons to living jellyfish and provide physical insights into the dependence of efficiency on timed gaits and formed vortices. Based on calculated costs of transport, a slow gait results in the highest locomotive efficiency. These results suggest that further optimization of the designed vehicles and gait will yield future propulsion systems with even higher efficiency.
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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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1 online resource (vi, 53 p. : ill.)
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M.S.
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Includes bibliographical references
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Jellyfishes
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Robots
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Robotics
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by Ke Yang
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ETD graduate
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Yang
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Ke
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2015-09-25 12:12:17
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Ke Yang
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Rutgers University. Graduate School - New Brunswick
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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2015-10-31
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2016-05-01
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Access to this PDF has been restricted at the author's request. It will be publicly available after May 1st, 2016.
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