Accession Number : ADD018005

Title :   Water Ablative Coating for Drag Reduction Applications.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 8 Aug 73, patented 30 Jan 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Supcoe, Robert F ; Moran, Francis J , Jr

Report Date : 30 Jan 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A paint for application to the exterior surface of waterborne vehicles includes a high molecular weight water soluble polymer with drag reducing properties which time releases into the fluid boundary layer immediately adjacent the vehicle surface to reduce turbulence and promote laminar flow.

Descriptors :   *POLYMERS, *COATINGS, *WATER SOLUBLE MATERIALS, *PATENTS, *ABLATIVE MATERIALS, *WATER BASE PAINTS, WATER, MOLECULAR WEIGHT, BOUNDARY LAYER, TURBULENCE, TIME, SURFACES, VEHICLES, POLYACRYLAMIDES, VISCOSITY, LAMINAR FLOW, DRAG REDUCTION, WATERBORNE

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE