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Evaluation of Hydrodynamic Drag on Experimental Fouling-release Surfaces, using Rotating Disks
Fouling by biofilms significantly increases frictional drag on ships' hulls. A device, the friction disk machine, designed to measure torque on rotating disks, was used to examine differences among experimental fouling-release coatings in the drag penalty due to accumulated biofilms. Penalties were measured as the percentage change in the frictional resistance coefficient C f . Drag penalties due to microfouling ranged from 9% to 29%, comparable to previously reported values. An antifoulingdoi:10.1080/08927010400011245 pmid:15621643 fatcat:7cnppzdwqrd5ljqhhqf544pcei