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C. G. BARTH (d) For both air and water, the model predicts the experimentally observed increases of yres and y_ res with increasing Uo. (e) The torsional restoring constant S affects yres, ores(y) and oresðyÞ _ in both air and water. Increasing S decreases yres and increases ores(y) and oresðyÞ _ . (f) The damping constant R affects yres and y_ res in air and y_ res and ores(y) in water. Increasing R decreases all four of these quantities. (g) ores(y) and oresðyÞ _ are of the same order of magnitude in air and the same is true for water if mL3 =R ) 1.
C. G. BARTH TABLE 4 Approximate parameter functional dependencies for hair maximum angular displacement at resonance frequency, yres, and maximum angular velocity at resonance frequency, y_ res , and of their associated resonance frequencies oresðyÞ and oresðyÞ _ Hairs in Air yres 1=2 rh dL7=2 mU o S 1=2 3 oresðyÞ ðR þ mL Þ mL2 U o ðR þ mL3 Þ S1=2 oresðyÞ _ rh dL3=2 S1=2 y_ res 1=2 1=2 rh d L3=2 1þ Hairs in Water mL3=2 1=2 rh dS1=2 ! mL2 U o S mL2 U o ðR þ mL3 Þ mL3 S ðR þ mL3 Þ2 S mL3 Note: Coefﬁcients of order one affecting the tabulated relations are omitted for clarity.
BARTH FIG. 19 PEM calculations of C. salei MeD1 ﬁliform hair tip velocity, Vhair, and air velocity, Vair, at the hair tip plotted non-dimensionally as a function of time, t, over one cycle period, Tp, of a ﬂow oscillating at 100 Hz (squares) and 300 Hz (triangles) with Uo=10 mm s–1. Hair length is L=500 mm. FIG. 20 PEM calculations of dimensionless maximum relative air velocity, VÃ r, and phase shift, f, between air and ﬁliform hair velocities as a function of medium oscillation frequency, f, for C.