Hydrodynamics of Turning Flocks

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Yang, Xingbo; Marchetti, M. Cristina;
(2014)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.258101
  • Subject: Physics - Fluid Dynamics | Condensed Matter - Statistical Mechanics | Physics - Biological Physics | Condensed Matter - Soft Condensed Matter

We present a hydrodynamic model of flocking that generalizes the familiar Toner-Tu equations to incorporate turning inertia of well-polarized flocks. The continuum equations controlled by only two dimensionless parameters, orientational inertia and alignment strength, a... View more
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