Bioscience and Bioengineering
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Bioscience and Bioengineering, Vol.1, No.2, Jun. 2015, Pub. Date: May 28, 2015
Technology Applications of the Low Drag Shapes of Aquatic Animals
Pages: 29-33 Views: 1545 Downloads: 476
Authors
[01] Igor Nesteruk, Institute of Hydromechanics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Abstract
The best swimmers have a streamlined shape that ensures an attached flow pattern even in the case of inertial motion (without varying the body shape). Similar rigid bodies of revolution were calculated and tested in the wind tunnel. In the middle of the body, the measured static pressure is significantly higher than the theoretical values. The influence of this fact on the boundary layer separation was estimated. In order to explain the discrepancy in experimental and theoretical pressure distributions, some inverse problems were solved.
Keywords
Drag Reduction, Boundary Layer Separation, Flow Control, Aquatic Animals
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