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Force Measurement of Basilisk Lizard Running on Water

Abstract Basilisk lizards are often studied for their unique ability to run across the surface of

water. Due to the complicated fluid dynamics of this process, the forces applied on the

water’s surface cannot be measured using traditional methods. This thesis presents a

novel technique of measuring the forces using a fluid dynamic force platform (FDFP),

a light, rigid box immersed in water. This platform, along with a motion capture

system, can be used to characterize the kinematics and dynamics of a basilisk lizard

running on water. This could ultimately lead to robots that can run on water in a

similar manner.
Created Date 2019
Contributor Sweeney, Andrew Joseph (Author) / Marvi, Hamidreza (Advisor) / Lentink, David (Committee member) / Lee, Hyunglae (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering / Biomechanics / Basilisk / Bioinspiration / Design / Dynamics / Kinematics / Lizard
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 41 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Mechanical Engineering 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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