New Perspective of Turbulent Skin Friction Reduction by Compliant Coating

  • Inwon LeeEmail author
  • Andrey V. Boiko
  • Victor M. Kulik
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


Drag reduction capabilities of compliant coatings has long been of a verification issue in experimental fluid mechanics. In this paper, an optimal flow velocity range leading to maximum interaction between coatings and the flow is predicted based on viscoelastic material properties coating. The prediction is performed using a semi-empirical model, which exhibit quite promising results in preliminary tests. Results on turbulent boundary layer in a wind tunnel and a water tunnel and comparison of the experimentally estimated skin friction modifications with the predictions are given.


Drag Reduction Floating Plate Water Tunnel Drag Reduction Effect Compliant Coating 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GCRC-SOPPusan National UniversityBusanKorea
  2. 2.ITAM, Russian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  3. 3.Russian Academy of SciencesInstitute of ThermophysicsNovosibirskRussia

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