A friction drag reduction research project proposal 2018-36-0285
This paper proposes a research project aimed into the development of a plastic or metallic thin film to be bonded over airplane external surfaces, that by having a nano-fabricated external layer with special properties could result in more elastic reflections of the air molecules impacting it, so creating an slip in the usually no slip air flow boundary layer condition, resulting in the reduction of the airplane friction drag, fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, and operational costs.
Citation: Francisco Leme, G., "A friction drag reduction research project proposal," SAE Technical Paper 2018-36-0285, 2018. Download Citation
Galvão (B. S. & M. S.) Francisco Leme
Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (retired)