We are in the Computational Biomechanics Lab at Beijing Computational Science Research Center. Our research aims to understand the mechanics in the complex interactions between biological systems and environments. From the gastropod feeding with cilia to the shark swimming with lunate tail, organisms can manipulate biological matters with large degrees of freedoms in their body and effectively interact with environmental matters with complex properties. In collaboration with experimentalists, we develop theoretical and computational models to reveal the governing mechanical principles, and apply these principles to bio-inspired robots. Besides, we are also interested in controling fish swimming and predicting fluid field by using machine learning.
Speedup of self-propelled helical swimmers in a long cylindrical pipe has been published in Chin. Phys. B.
An effective and efficient model of the near-field hydrodynamic interactions for active suspensions of bacteria has been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Congratulating Ji Zhang on passing the doctorate thesis defense!
Tail shapes lead to different propulsive mechanisms in the body/caudal fin undulation of fish（Song et al）has been accepted by Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science.
Rong Fu has joined us as a master student.
3D computational models explain muscle activation patterns and energetic functions of internal structures in fish swimming,published in Plos Computational Biology, has been selected as a cover article.