Bio-inspired navigation strategies in turbulent plumes

Figure-legends_W640Jointly with Roi Gurka, Ally Harari (Volcani Center)and Gregory Zilman we developed a concept of bio-inspired navigation in turbulent plumes. 



We performed numerical simulations and experiments in a wind tunnel with flying moths to study the dispersion of scalar plumes and moth navigation to a female. 

The-experimental-setup-of-the-open-loop-wind-tunnel-with-the-optical-access-dual-head_W640Recently Yiftach Golov joined our team and added collaboration with the group of Shlomo Margel (Bar Ilan) to add nano-materials research to the question of olfactory sensing and navigation of moths in turbulent environments. Yiftach also works on the moth tracking in 3D in Volcani Center wind tunnel w/o turbulence and various source competitions. 




We also have Noam Benelli helping us to develop a numerical model of various navigation strategies using a unified Python platform for repeatable and fast simulations. 

Alex Liberzon

My research topics are: experimental fluid mechanics and turbulence My method is: open source and open science My goal is: help to solve engineering and physical problems that are inherently based on fluid mechanics