スギモト タケシ   Sugimoto Takeshi
  杉本 剛
   所属   神奈川大学  工学部 情報システム創成学科
    神奈川大学大学院  工学研究科 工学専攻(情報システム創成領域)
   職種   教授
言語種別 日本語
発行・発表の年月 2010/10
形態種別 学術雑誌
査読 査読あり
標題 A Theory for Ciliary Gliding in Freshwater Planarians
執筆形態 単著
掲載誌名 J. Aero Aqua Bio-Mech.
巻・号・頁 1(1),57-63頁
概要 Planarians' locomotion is called ciliary gliding: they secrete mucus on substrata, and glide there by beating ventral cilia in an antiplecticly metachronous manner. A mathematical model for this locomotion consists of the continuity of mass and the Brinkman's equation for the continuity of momentum in the periciliary layer. The reaction of the mucus layer is treated by the Maxwell constituent equation. The boundary layer developed on the back is analysed. The equation of motion, built up by these models, reveals that planarians attain the stable steady-state gliding at 4.7 mm/s by utilising 28 % of the full power of cilia.