A snapshot description of the flow around a single ellipsoid moving from right to left at speed U. The length units are normalized by the maximum diameter of the 6:1 ellipsoid. Lines indicate the paths of individual fluid 'particles' as they are pushed out of the way and then 'sucked' back in after the body has moved forward. Arrows indicate the direction of motion.
Weihs Journal of Biology 2004 3:8 doi:10.1186/jbiol2