Passive flow control achieved by surface dimpling can be an effective strategy for reducing drag around bluff bodies - an example of substantial popular interest being the flow around a golf ball. While the general effect of dimples causing a delay of boundary layer separation is well known, the mechanisms contributing to this phenomena are subtle and not thoroughly understood.
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- Partial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2010Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 93-94)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Mechanical engineering