Hydraulic Model of the Skin Friction Reduction with Surface Grooves

  • Bettina Frohnapfel
  • Peter Lammers
  • Jovan Jovanović
  • Antonio Delgado
Part of the IUTAM Bookseries book series (IUTAMBOOK, volume 7)


The reduction of skin friction in turbulent flows holds considerable promise for energy savings. The present work shows how and why skin friction and the dissipation are interrelated in turbulent channel flows. A hydraulic model formulation is presented for the skin friction reduction that can be obtained with a surface structure recently proposed for flow control. The model predictions are validated with results from direct numerical simulations.

Key words

Flow control skin friction reduction surface structures 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bettina Frohnapfel
    • 1
  • Peter Lammers
    • 2
  • Jovan Jovanović
    • 1
  • Antonio Delgado
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Fluid MechanicsFriedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-NurembergErlangenGermany
  2. 2.High Performance Computing Center StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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