Bubble-induced skin-friction drag reduction and the abrupt transition to air-layer drag reduction

BRIAN R. ELBING, ERIC S. WINKEL, KEARY A. LAY, STEVEN L. CECCIO, DAVID R. DOWLING, MARC PERLIN
  • Journal of Fluid Mechanics, September 2008, Cambridge University Press
  • DOI: 10.1017/s0022112008003029

What is it about?

This paper provides experimental data related to bubble drag reduction as well as the first data/discussion of air-layer drag reduction.

Why is it important?

This is the first publication to report on air-layer drag reduction, which showed nearly 100% skin-friction drag reduction over the entire 10 m long plate.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0022112008003029

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