Micro-fiber Coating

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Figure. Microfiber coating (0.5 mm in length)

Micro-fiber coating can be sprayed/taped over engineering surfaces. It functions to trip laminar flow to turbulent to reduce drag (like a dimple on a golf ball) and to reduce flow separation. Scientific questions arise from the correlation between the micro-fiber structures and boundary layer flow.

Figure. Comparison of flow field between Microfiber coating vs Baseline.

Key Person

Currently this topics is done by Mitsu and Tatsu.

   

Related Publications

  1. Hasegawa, M., Sakaue, H., “Microfiber Coating for Flow Control over a Blunt Surface,” Coatings, Vol. 9, No. 664; doi:10.3390/coatings9100664, 2019.
  2. Hasegawa, M., Sakaue, H., “Microfiber Coating for Drag Reduction by Flocking Technology,” Coatings, Vol. 8, No. 424; doi:10.3390/coatings8120424, 2018.
  3. Hasegawa, M., Sakaue, H., “Flow Control over a Circular Cylinder using Micro-Fiber Coating at Subcritical Regime,” AIAA paper 2018-0322, 2018.