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March  2011, 15(2): 343-355. doi: 10.3934/dcdsb.2011.15.343

## Using the immersed boundary method to model complex fluids-structure interaction in sperm motility

 1 Department of Mathematics, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164, United States, United States

Received  November 2009 Revised  January 2010 Published  December 2010

We describe work on the development of immersed boundary methods for sperm motility in complex fluids. This includes an Oldroyd-B formulation and a Lagrangian mesh method. We also describe the development of an immersed boundary rheometer for the studying the properties of viscoelastic fluids. We present preliminary simulation results for the Oldroyd-B and Lagrangian mesh rheometers and compare sperm motility in Newtonian, Oldroyd-B and Lagrangian mesh fluids using an existing immersed boundary model for sperm motility.
Citation: Robert H. Dillon, Jingxuan Zhuo. Using the immersed boundary method to model complex fluids-structure interaction in sperm motility. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - B, 2011, 15 (2) : 343-355. doi: 10.3934/dcdsb.2011.15.343
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