Accession Number : ADB093729

Title :   Dolphin Hydrodynamics Fiscal Year 1983 and Fiscal Year 1984 Report.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Oct 82-30 Sep 83,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV HAMMOND IN

Personal Author(s) : Haun,J. E. ; Hendricks,E. W. ; Borkat,F. R. ; Kataoka,R. W. ; Carder,D. A.

Report Date : NOV 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 246

Abstract : Biohydrodynamic characteristics of dolphins were investigated to determine the mechanisms used to attain drag reduction and the applicability of these mechanisms to marine vehicle design. Keywords: Histology; Skin pressure sensitivity; Dolphins(Mammals); Biodynamics; Biopolymers; Skin(Anatomy).

Descriptors :   *HYDRODYNAMICS, *SKIN(ANATOMY), *DOLPHINS(MAMMALS), UNDERWATER VEHICLES, SENSITIVITY, BIODYNAMICS, DRAG REDUCTION, HISTOLOGY, PRESSURE, SENSITIVITY

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE