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


    • 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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