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Given the number and nature of the approximations embedded in the PEM and the scatter in the experimental data, the degree of correspondence found between the above measurements and calculations is deemed to be good. 2 Validation of the physically approximate model The validation of the PAM consists in showing that the relations in Table 4 correctly predict all major observed trends in hair mechanical behaviour as a function of the parameters upon which that behaviour depends. For hairs MEDIUM FLOW-SENSING HAIRS: BIOMECHANICS AND MODELS 35 FIG.
12 and 14) and how yres (the value of ymax at f=fres(y)) decreases with decreasing hair length (see also Figs. 11 and 13 ). These results were obtained setting Uo=10 mm s–1 in both the air and water media and, as a consequence, the nominal hairs in water experience larger angular displacements than the hairs in air (see also Fig. 1). It is also clear that for a given hair length, the value of f resðyÞ in water is smaller than in air (see Fig. 14). (b) For hairs in air, plots of y_ max (Fig. 18b) show that the maximum value of this quantity, y_ res , and its corresponding resonance frequency, oresðyÞ _ , both increase with decreasing hair length.
3 MODEL VALIDATION: COMPARISON BETWEEN MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS In this chapter, the PEM is used to quantitatively evaluate the effects of various parameters (geometrical, dynamical, and relating to physical properties) on the mechanical response and performance characteristics of ﬂow-sensing ﬁliform hairs. Therefore, it is important to establish its predictive capabilities by reference to experimental results. In contrast, because of its qualitative nature, for the PAM it is important to verify that simpliﬁed relations obtained from it reproduce all major experimental trends.