Natural locomotion in fluids includes the swimming
of fish and microorganisms and the flying of birds and insects.
creatures employ similar movements on solid and fluid surfaces,
e.g. snails, snakes and water striders. Nature has exploited
complex fluid dynamics of time-dependent three-dimensional
a wide range of Reynolds numbers to evolve a variety of
mechanisms of locomotion. This workshop will focus on the
these behaviors and the current state of theoretical and
work in the field. The scope will cover the dynamics from low
Reynolds numbers, emphasizing the links between the fluid
the nature of the evolved mechanisms. The inclusion of movement
solid and fluid surfaces introduces new phenomena involving
stresses and complex fluid layers.