Accession Number : AD0164905

Title :   Drag Reduction Method.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Molinski,John

Report Date : 17 APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : A method is disclosed in the patent for reducing drag on a moving aquatic vehicle. Long chain high molecular weight polymers are suspended in a liquid fluorocarbon carrier prior to injection of the suspension into the aqueous boundary layer surrounding the vehicle.

Descriptors :   *Hydrodynamic configurations, *Drag reduction, *Patents, Polymers, Fluorohydrocarbons, Ship hulls, Torpedoes, Boundary layer

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Torpedoes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE