Control of bypass transition for textile surface

Satoshi Kikuchi, Masayuki Shimoji, Hideo Watanabe, Yasuaki Kohama

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The present research deals with turbulent friction reduction for bypass transition on a flat plate with a textile surface. Unique boundary layers such as those found in swimsuits, sail wings, or skiwear, where certain boundary layer trip structure-like folded edges or masts of a sailboat exist, contain limited turbulence level in the boundary layer even under laminar conditions. A turbulent transition delay in such boundary layers is observed for textile surfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)777-785
Number of pages9
JournalJSME International Journal, Series B: Fluids and Thermal Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Nov
Externally publishedYes


  • Boundary layer
  • Bypass transition
  • Compliant wall
  • Drag reduction
  • Flow control
  • Sharkskin
  • Textile surface
  • Transition
  • Transition delay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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