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Here we remark on some additional quantitative results yielded by the PEM model. Except where otherwise noted, for hairs in air the allometric relations provided in Table 1 have been used throughout this chapter. (a) PEM calculated values of maximum angular displacement (ymax), velocity ðy_ max Þ, and acceleration ðy€ max Þ are plotted as a function of ﬂow oscillation frequency in Fig. 18 for MeD1 Cupiennius ﬁliform hairs in air and nominal hairs in water. The shapes of the proﬁles for ymax in Fig.
The LÀ1 dependence of y_ res is also displayed by corresponding PEM calculations. 92 dependence observed by Kumagai et al. 695, for different hair clusters observed by Barth et al. (1993). (iv) While we are unaware of experimental data showing the functional dependencies of hair behaviour on rh m, d, S, and R, they arise as expected in all four of the relations in Table 4, and the trends given by these relations are also supported by corresponding PEM calculations. (i) Hairs in water: All we can say is that the parameter functional dependencies also arise as expected in all four of the tabulated relations, and that the trends the relations yield are supported by PEM calculations.
Also tabulated are the allometric relations giving the average diameter d=d(L) for these hairs. Figure 9 shows plots of the S=S(L) and R=R(L) correlations. For hair lengths Lr700 mm, the S values of the cricket cercal hairs fall between the larger (TiDA1) and smaller (MeD1) values of the spider hairs. In contrast, for all hair lengths the R values of the cricket cercal hairs are larger than those of the TiDA1 and MeD1 hairs which, for any hair length, differ little between themselves. In contrast to ﬁliform hairs in air, we know of no data for S and R for ﬂow-sensing hairs in water.