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Microorganism locomotion: Part I - theory and essential numerical methods

Grant number: 13/13159-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2013
Effective date (End): July 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Mathematics
Principal Investigator:Alexandre Megiorin Roma
Grantee:Rodrigo Macena e Silva
Home Institution: Instituto de Matemática e Estatística (IME). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The proposed project will provide the required theoretical, numerical, and computational background for the student to be introduced to an interesting application on mathematical modeling and computational simulation involving the interaction between a fluid and immersed elastic structures. The student will be exposed to knowledge which he usually would not have access in regular courses. He will be in constant contact with graduate students exchanging information and experiences from a complex and intriguing research area: biofluid dynamics.