Research Topics

David L Hu

Summary

Affiliation: Georgia Institute of Technology
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Ant aggregations self-heal to compensate for the Ringelmann effect
    Sulisay Phonekeo
    School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
    Soft Matter 12:4214-20. 2016
  2. pmc Dynamics and shape of large fire ant rafts
    Nathan J Mlot
    School of Mechanical Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA USA
    Commun Integr Biol 5:590-7. 2012
  3. pmc The mechanics of slithering locomotion
    David L Hu
    Applied Mathematics Laboratory, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:10081-5. 2009

Collaborators

  • Sulisay Phonekeo
  • Nathan J Mlot
  • Scott V Franklin
  • Matthew Kern
  • Tanvi Dave
  • Craig Tovey

Detail Information

Publications3

  1. doi request reprint Ant aggregations self-heal to compensate for the Ringelmann effect
    Sulisay Phonekeo
    School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
    Soft Matter 12:4214-20. 2016
    ..We use a mathematical model to show that the rate of new links is proportional to the number of free ants in the cluster. The principles found here may inspire new directions in self-healing and active materials. ..
  2. pmc Dynamics and shape of large fire ant rafts
    Nathan J Mlot
    School of Mechanical Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA USA
    Commun Integr Biol 5:590-7. 2012
    ..We show that this assumption is not necessary for large rafts, because it follows from the random directionality of the ant trajectories. Our predicted relationship between raft size and circularity closely fits experimental data...
  3. pmc The mechanics of slithering locomotion
    David L Hu
    Applied Mathematics Laboratory, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:10081-5. 2009
    ..The ability to redistribute weight, clearly of importance when appendages are airborne in limbed locomotion, has a much broader generality, as shown by its role in improving limbless locomotion...