The Relationship Between Frictional Resistance and Roughness for Surfaces Smoothed by Sanding

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Michael P. Schultz

Department of Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD 21402

J. Fluids Eng 124(2), 492-499 (May 28, 2002) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1459073 History: Received August 14, 2001; Revised December 31, 2001; Online May 28, 2002
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Schematic of the flat plate test fixture
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Surface waveforms for (a) the unsanded specimen, (b) the 60-grit specimen, (c) the 120-grit specimen, (d) the 220-grit specimen, (e) the 600-grit specimen, and (f ) the polished specimen. (Uncertainty in the y-direction ±1 μm, x- and z-directions ±5 μm)
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Plan view of the surface waveform for (a) the unsanded specimen, (b) the 60-grit specimen, (c) the 120-grit specimen, and (d) the 220-grit specimen. (Uncertainty in the y-direction ±1 μm, x- and z-directions ±5 μm)
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The effect of sanding on the roughness statistics of the unfiltered profiles. (Error bars represent the 95% confidence limits for the precision uncertainty.)
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Overall frictional resistance coefficient versus Reynolds number for all the specimens. (Precision uncertainty ≤±0.3% at all Reynolds numbers; overall precision and bias ranges from ±1.4% at highest Reynolds number to ±4.8% at lowest Reynolds number.)
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Roughness function for all specimens. (Overall uncertainty ±0.1 in ΔU+)




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