Sandfish: x-ray imaging experiments and a physics resistive force model of a lizard swimming in granular media

Journal paper: Maladen, Ding, Li and Goldman, Science, 2009 (PDF) (PDF of SOM) (Movie 1) (Movie 2) (Movie 3)

Summary of experimental and modeling work: movie created for DFD Gallery of Fluid Motion

Georgia Tech media release here

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This work was funded by the NSF Physics of Living Systems and The Burroughs Wellcome Fund.