A complete similarity-law analysis is developed for riblet drag reduction which results in a flat-plate drag formula. As an example, a design chart is developed for a particular riblet configuration from its empirical drag characterization. The riblet drag characterization is applied to turbulence modeling such as an eddy-viscosity formula and the k-ε method.
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March 01 1992
Similarity-Law Analysis and Turbulence Modeling for Riblet Drag Reduction
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Granville, Paul S.. "Similarity-Law Analysis and Turbulence Modeling for Riblet Drag Reduction." J Ship Res 36 (1992): 55–58. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/jsr.19184.108.40.206
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