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mraptor_150x150 Insect flight

Clap and fling with porous wings.
Santhanakrishnan, A., Robinson, A., Lowe, A., Hedrick, T., and Miller, L. A. Submitted, J. Exp. Biol.

Flexible clap and fling in tiny insect flight.
Miller, L. A. and Peskin, C. S., Journal of Experimental Biology 212, 3076-3090 (2009). (JEB Link).

A computational fluid dynamics study of ’clap and fling’ in the smallest insects.
Miller, L. A. and Peskin, C. S., J. Exp. Biol., 208: 195-212 (2005). (JEB Link).

When vortices stick: an aerodynamic transition in tiny insect flight.
Miller, L. A. and Peskin, C. S., J Exp Biol., 207: 3073-3088 (2004). (JEB link).

cassio_dye_150x150  Jellyfish

Efficient kinematics for jet-propelled swimming.
Alben, S., Miller, L. A., and Peng, J. Submitted, Journal of Fluid Mechanics.

Effects of grouping behavior, pulse timing and organism size on fluid flow around the upside-down jellyfish, Cassiopea sp.
Hamlet, C. and Miller, L. A. Submitted, Contemporary Mathematics.

Feeding currents of the upside down jellyfish in the presence of background flow.
Hamlet, C. and Miller, L. A. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 74(11): 2547-2569 (2012).

Flow structure and transport characteristics of the feeding and exchange currents generated by upside–down jellyfish Cassiopea.
Santhanakrishnan, A., Dollinger, M., Hamlet, C., Colin, S., and Miller, L. A. Journal of Experimental Biology, 215: 2369-2381 (2012).

The fluid dynamics of feeding in the upside-down jellyfish.
Hamlet, C., Miller, L. A., Rodriguez, T., and Santhanakrishnan, A. IMA Volume of Mathematics and its Applications (2012).

Reynolds number limits for jet propulsion: A numerical study of simplified jellyfish.
Herschlag, G. and Miller, L. A., Journal of Theoretical Biology, 285(1):84-95 (2011). (JTB Link).

A numerical study of the effects of bell pulsation dynamics and oral arms on the exchange currents generated by the upside-down jellyfish Cassiopea spp.
Hamlet, C., Santhanakrishnan, A. and Miller, L. A. Journal of Experimental Biology, 214, 1911-1921 (2011). (JEB Link).

ginger_p75_150x150 Plants

Reconfiguration and the reduction of vortex-induced vibrations in broad leaves.
Miller, L. A., Santhanakrishnan, A., Jones, S, Hamlet, C., Mertens, K., and Zhu, L., Journal Experimental Biology, 215: 2716-2727 (2012).

An immersed boundary method by the lattice Boltzmann approach in three dimensions.
Zhu, L., He, G., Wang, S., Miller, L., Zhang, X., You, Q., Fang, S. Computers and Mathematics with Applications, 61: 3506-3518 (2011). (pdf file).

Structural dynamics and resonance in plants with nonlinear stiffness.
Miller, L. A., J. Theor. Biol., 234: 511-524 (2005). (JTB Link)

 heart_vortex Hearts

Numerical study of scaling effects in peristalsis and dynamic suction pumping.
Baird, A., King, T., and Miller, L. A. Submitted to Contemporary Mathematics.

Fluid dynamics of heart development.
Santhanakrishnan, A. and Miller, L. A., Cell Biochem. Biophys., DOI: 10.1007/s12013-011-9158-8, (2011). (CBB Link).

Fluid dynamics of ventricular filling in the embryonic heart.
Miller, L. A., Cell Biochem. Biophys., DOI: 10.1007/s12013-011-9157-9, (2011). (CBB Link).

Flow within models of the vertebrate embryonic heart.
Santhanakrishnan, A., Nguyen, N., Gunderson, J. and Miller, L. A., Journal of Theoretical Biology, Volume 259, Issue 3, 449-4 (2009). (JTB Link).

glyco3D_150x150 Glycocalyx

Three-dimensional flows through arrays of cylinders with applications to the endothelial surface layer.
Miller, L. A. Santhanakrishnan, A., Ortiz, R., Keng, A., Cox, J. G., Leiderman, K., Hamlet, C., Jones, S., Fovargue, L., Fovargue, D., Prins, J., and Minion, M. Submitted, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology. (pdf file).

The effects of inhomogeneities on flow through the endothelial surface layer.
Leiderman, K. M., Miller, L. A., and Fogelson, A. L., J. Theor. Biol., 252(2): 313-25 (2008). (Science Direct Link).

Other publications and preprints

Miller, L. A., Goldman, D. I., Hedrick, T. L., Tytell, E. D., Wang, Z. J., Yen, J. and Alben, S. (2012). Using Computational and Mechanical Models to Study Animal Locomotion. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 52(5): 553-575.

Miller, L. A. and Alben, S. (2012). Interfacing Mathematics and Biology: A Discussion on Training, Research, Collaboration, and Funding. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 52(5): 616 – 621.

Cohen, B., Miller, L. O’Donnell, C., Ro, S., Wachs, B. and West, R. (2003). CAHSEE Success: Mathematics. New York: Kaplan, Inc. (Amazon Link).

Santhanakrishnan, A., Dickson, W., Dickinson, M. H., and Miller, L. A. Aerodynamics of tiny insect flight. To be submitted to J. Fluid Mech. (draft pdf file).

Miller, L. A., Santhanakrishnan, A., Dickson, W., and Dickinson, M. H. Comparison of simulations and experimental measurements of flow around the smallest insect wings. To be submitted to SIAM J. Sci Comput.