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Peer-Reviewed Publications

(Students and Postdoctoral Scholars underlined)

2014

Kinzel M, Araya DB, Dabiri JO (2014) “Analogous vortex shedding by vertical-axis wind turbines and circular cylinders,” submitted.

Ryan KJ, Coletti F, Dabiri JO, Eaton JK (2014) “Three-dimensional velocity measurements around and downstream of a rotating vertical-axis wind turbine,” submitted.

Costello JH, Colin SP, Gemmell BJ, Dabiri JO (2014) “Vortex generation and manipulation during linear swimming by the hydromedusa Eutonina indicans,” submitted.

Araya DB, Craig AE, Kinzel M, Dabiri JO (2014) “Low-order modeling and optimization of vertical-axis wind turbine arrays,” submitted.

Wilhelmus MM, Dabiri JO (2014) “Observations of large-scale fluid transport by laser-guided plankton aggregations,” Physics of Fluids, in press.

Nawroth JC, Dabiri JO (2014) “Induced drift by a self-propelled swimmer at low Reynolds numbers,” Physics of Fluids, in press.

Dabiri JO (2014) “Emergent aerodynamics in wind farms,” Physics Today, in press.

Dabiri JO, Greer JR, Koseff JR, Moin P, Peng J (2014) “A new approach to wind energy: opportunities and challenges,” AIP Conference Proceedings, in press. [preprint]

Sutherland KR, Costello JH, Colin SP, Dabiri JO (2014) “Ambient fluid motions influence swimming and feeding by the ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi,” Journal of Plankton Research 0(0): 1-13. doi:10.1093/plankt/fbu051. [PDF]

Bazilevs Y, Korobenko A, Deng X, Yan J, Kinzel M, Dabiri JO (2014) “FSI modeling of vertical-axis wind turbines,” Journal of Applied Mechanics 81 (8): 081006. [PDF]

O'Farrell C, Dabiri JO (2014) “Nested contour dynamics models for axisymmetric vortex rings and vortex wakes,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics 748: 521-548. [PDF]

Lucas KN, Johnson N, Beaulieu W, Cathcart E, Tirrell G, Colin SP, Gemmell BJ, Dabiri JO, Costello JH (2014) “Bending rules for animal propulsion,” Nature Communications 5: 3293. [PDF]

Dabiri JO, Bose S, Gemmell BJ, Colin SP, Costello JH (2014) “An algorithm to estimate unsteady and quasi-steady pressure fields from velocity field measurements,” Journal of Experimental Biology 217: 331-336. [PDF]

O'Farrell C, Dabiri JO (2014) “Pinch-off of non-axisymmetric vortex rings,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics 740: 61-96. [PDF]


2013

Whittlesey RW, Dabiri JO (2013) “Optimal vortex formation in a self-propelled vehicle,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics 737: 78-104. [PDF]

Gemmell BJ, Costello JH, Colin SP, Stewart C, Dabiri JO, Tafti D, Priya S (2013) “Passive energy recapture in jellyfish contributes to propulsive advantage over other metazoans,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 110 (44): 17904-17909. [PDF]


2012

Costello JH, Colin SP, Dabiri JO, Villanueva A, Blottman JB, Gemmell BJ, Priya S (2012) “Biomimetic and live jellyfish reveal the mechanistic advantages of a flexible bell margin,” PLoS ONE 7 (11): e48909. [PDF]

Kinzel M, Mulligan Q, Dabiri JO (2012) “Energy exchange in an array of vertical-axis wind turbines,” Journal of Turbulence 13 (38): 1-13. [PDF]

Nawroth JC, Lee H, Feinberg AW, Ripplinger CM, McCain ML, Grosberg A, Dabiri JO, Parker KK (2012) “A tissue-engineered jellyfish with biomimetic propulsion,” Nature Biotechnology 30: 792-797 (Cover Article). [PDF]

O'Farrell C, Dabiri JO (2012) “Perturbation response and pinch-off of vortex rings and dipoles,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics 704: 280-300. [PDF]


2011

Sutherland KR, Dabiri JO, Koehl MAR (2011) “Simultaneous field measurements of ostracod swimming behavior and background flow,” Limnology and Oceanography: Fluids and Environment 1: 135-146. [PDF]

Katija K, Colin SP, Costello JH, Dabiri JO (2011) “Quantitatively measuring in situ flows using a self-contained underwater velocimetry apparatus (SCUVA),” Journal of Visualized Experiments 56: e2615. [MOV (60 MB)]

Katija K, Beaulieu WT, Regula C, Colin SP, Costello JH, Dabiri JO (2011) “Quantification of flows generated by the hydromedusa Aequorea victoria: A Lagrangian coherent structure (LCS) analysis,” Marine Ecology Progress Series 435: 111-123. [PDF]

Dabiri JO (2011) “Potential order-of-magnitude enhancement of wind farm power density via counter-rotating vertical-axis wind turbine arrays,” Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 3: 043104. [PDF]

Ruiz LA, Whittlesey RW, Dabiri JO (2011) “Vortex-enhanced propulsion,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics 668: 5-32 (Focus Article). [PDF]


2010

Colin SP, Costello JH, Hansson LJ, Titelman J, Dabiri JO (2010) “Stealth predation: the basis of the ecological success of the invasive ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 107 (40): 17223-17227 (Cover Article). [PDF]

Whittlesey RW, Liska SC, Dabiri JO (2010) “Fish schooling as a basis for vertical-axis wind turbine farm design,” Bioinspiration and Biomimetics 5: 035005. [PDF]

Breitburg DL, Crump BC, Dabiri JO, Gallegos CL (2010) “Ecosystem engineers in the pelagic realm: Habitat alteration by species ranging from microbes to jellyfish,” Integrative and Comparative Biology 50 (2): 188-200. [PDF]

Dabiri JO (2010) “Role of vertical migration in biogenic ocean mixing,” Geophysical Research Letters L11602, doi:10.1029/2010GL043556. [PDF]

Nawroth JC, Feitl KE, Colin SP, Costello JH, Dabiri JO (2010) “Phenotypic plasticity in juvenile jellyfish medusae facilitates effective animal-fluid interaction,” Biology Letters 6 (3): 389-393. [PDF]

Dabiri JO, Colin SP, Katija K, Costello JH (2010) “A wake-based correlate of swimming performance and foraging behavior in seven co-occurring jellyfish species,” Journal of Experimental Biology 213 (8): 1217-1225. [PDF]

O'Farrell C, Dabiri JO (2010) “A Lagrangian approach to identifying vortex pinch-off,” Chaos 20: 017513. [PDF]


2009

Feitl KE, Millett AH, Colin SP, Dabiri JO, Costello JH (2009) “Functional morphology and fluid interactions during early development of scyphomedusae,” Biological Bulletin 217: 283-291. [PDF]

Rosenfeld M, Katija K, Dabiri JO (2009) “Circulation generation and vortex ring formation by static conic nozzles,” Journal of Fluids Engineering 131 (9): 091204. [PDF]

Katija K, Dabiri JO (2009) “A viscosity-enhanced mechanism for biogenic ocean mixing,” Nature 460: 624-626 (Cover Article). [PDF]

Wilson M, Peng J, Dabiri JO, Eldredge JD (2009) “Lagrangian coherent structures in low Reynolds number swimming,” Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 21: 204105 (Cover Article). [PDF]

Peng J, Dabiri JO (2009) “Transport of inertial particles by Lagrangian coherent structures: application to predator-prey interactions in jellyfish feeding,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics 623: 75-84 (Cover Article). [PDF]

Dabiri JO (2009) “Optimal vortex formation as a unifying principle in biological propulsion,” Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics 41: 17-33. [PDF]


2008

Costello JH, Colin SP, Dabiri JO (2008) “The medusan morphospace: phylogenetic constraints, biomechanical solutions and ecological consequences,” Invertebrate Biology 127 (3): 265-290 (Cover Article). [PDF]

Peng J, Dabiri JO (2008) “The 'upstream wake' of swimming and flying animals and its correlation with propulsive efficiency,” Journal of Experimental Biology 211 (16): 2669-2677. [PDF]

Katija K, Dabiri JO (2008) “In situ field measurements of aquatic animal-fluid interactions using a self-contained underwater velocimetry apparatus (SCUVA),” Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 6: 162-171. [PDF]

Peng J, Dabiri JO (2008) “An overview of a Lagrangian method for analysis of animal wake dynamics,” Journal of Experimental Biology 211 (2): 280-287. [PDF]


2007

Shadden SC, Katija K, Rosenfeld M, Marsden JE, Dabiri JO (2007) “Transport and stirring induced by vortex formation,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics 593: 315-331. [PDF]

Franco E, Pekarek DN, Peng J, Dabiri JO (2007) “Geometry of unsteady fluid transport during fluid-structure interactions,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics 589: 125-145. [PDF]

Dabiri JO (2007) “Renewable fluid dynamic energy derived from aquatic animal locomotion,” Bioinspiration and Biomimetics 2: L1-L3. [PDF]

Peng J, Dabiri JO (2007) “A potential-flow, deformable-body model for fluid-structure interactions with compact vorticity: application to animal swimming measurements,” Experiments in Fluids 43 (5): 655-664. [PDF]

Dabiri JO, Colin SP, Costello JH (2007) “Morphological diversity of medusan lineages constrained by animal-fluid interactions,” Journal of Experimental Biology 210 (11): 1868-1873. [PDF]

Peng J, Dabiri JO, Madden PG, Lauder GV (2007) “Non-invasive measurement of instantaneous forces during aquatic locomotion: A case study of the bluegill sunfish pectoral fin,” Journal of Experimental Biology 210 (4): 685-698. [PDF]


2006

Dabiri JO, Colin SP, Costello JH (2006) “Fast-swimming hydromedusae exploit velar kinematics to form an optimal vortex wake,” Journal of Experimental Biology 209 (11): 2025-2033. [PDF]

Shadden SC, Dabiri JO, Marsden JE (2006) “Lagrangian analysis of fluid transport in empirical vortex ring flows,” Physics of Fluids 18 (4): 047105. [PDF]

Dabiri JO (2006) “Note on the induced Lagrangian drift and added-mass of a vortex,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics 547: 105-113. [PDF]

Gharib M, Rambod E, Kheradvar A, Sahn DJ, Dabiri JO (2006) “Optimal vortex formation as an index of cardiac health,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 103 (16): 6305-6308. [PDF]

Krueger PS, Dabiri JO, Gharib M (2006) “The formation number of vortex rings formed in uniform background co-flow,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics 556: 147-166. [PDF]

Shusser M, Rosenfeld M, Dabiri JO, Gharib M (2006) “Effect of time-dependent piston velocity program on vortex ring formation in a piston/cylinder arrangement,” Physics of Fluids 18 (3): 033601. [PDF]


2005

Dabiri JO (2005) “On the estimation of swimming and flying forces from wake measurements,” Journal of Experimental Biology 208 (18): 3519-3532. [PDF]

Dabiri JO, Colin SP, Costello JH, Gharib M (2005) “Vortex motion in the ocean: in situ visualization of jellyfish swimming and feeding flows,” Physics of Fluids 17 (9): 091108. [PDF]

Dabiri JO, Gharib M (2005) “The role of optimal vortex formation in biological fluid transport,” Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 272: 1557-1560. [PDF]

Dabiri JO, Gharib M (2005) “Starting flow through nozzles with temporally variable exit diameter,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics 538: 111-136. [PDF]

Dabiri JO, Colin SP, Costello JH, Gharib M (2005) “Flow patterns generated by oblate medusan jellyfish: field measurements and laboratory analyses,” Journal of Experimental Biology 208 (7): 1257-1265. [PDF]


2004

Dabiri JO, Gharib M (2004) “Fluid entrainment by isolated vortex rings,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics 511: 311-331. [PDF]

Dabiri JO, Gharib M (2004) “A revised slug model boundary layer correction for starting jet vorticity flux,” Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics 17 (4): 293-295. [PDF]

Dabiri JO, Gharib M (2004) “Delay of vortex ring pinch-off by an imposed bulk counter-flow,” Physics of Fluids 16 (4): L28-L30. [PDF]


2003

Dabiri JO, Gharib M (2003) “Sensitivity analysis of kinematic approximations in dynamic medusan swimming models,” Journal of Experimental Biology 206 (20): 3675-3680. [PDF]

Krueger PS, Dabiri JO, Gharib M (2003)“The formation number of vortex rings formed in the presence of uniform background co-flow,” Physics of Fluids 15 (7): L49-L52. [PDF]




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