Título: "Surviving in the desert: the help of mechanics"
Dr. Baptise Darbois
Universidad de Santiago
Deserts are a hard place to live. However, some species of snakes, lizards and bugs are very adapted to this hostile environment. For example, the fringe lizard burrows under the hot surface of sand to escape predators and heat, the sandfish lizard swims in sand as a fish and the rattlesnake lifts alternatively his body in order to climb steep dunes. We are inspired by these strategies to study the mechanics of granular media in toy-model experiments. This approach reveals the mechanisms underlying such strategies and allows to predict the associated energetic cost.
Miércoles 13 de septiembre de 2017, a las 15:30 horas
Sala de Conferencias 3er Pisdo
Departamento de Física
Universidad de Santiago de Chile