An hydrodynamic model of larval contact in laminar tube flows is presented. Simple analytic expressions for the probability of initial contact are obtained for the two-dimensional Poiseuille flow. The threedimensional motion of a larva in a tube is studied by using the Monte-Carlo simulations. It is shown that contact probability depends mainly on the ratio of the average flow velocity and the larva's swimming speed. The theoretical results compare favorably with available experimental data.
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - 2008|
|Event||12th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean, IMAM 2007 - Varna, Bulgaria|
Duration: 2 Sep 2007 → 6 Sep 2007
|Conference||12th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean, IMAM 2007|
|Period||2/09/07 → 6/09/07|