An Investigation on Drag Reduction Capabilities of Dimpled Surfaces


Y. Kaan ILTER at the University of Strathclyde is working on fully turbulent channel flows. The current project aims to make a contribution to the further understanding of the dimple technology and its drag reduction potential by using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Experimental Fluid Dynamics (EFD). Circular dimple geometries (also called as dented surfaces) have been widely investigated after being used for heat transfer application in 1984. A dimpled surface may pose an elegant alternative passive solution to the reduction of turbulent drag.

For more information about the project contact Mehmet Atlar (mehmet.atlar [at] strath [dot] ac [dot] uk), Professor at the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering or Y. Kaan ILTER (kaan.ilter [at] strath [dot] ac [dot] uk, ykilter [at] itu [dot] edu [dot] tr), who is conducting research within the joint research project between University of Strathclyde and Istanbul Technical University, Turkey.


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