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skin friction

  1. the friction acting on a solid body when it is moving through a fluid
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Historical Examples

  • Skin-Friction—The friction of the air with roughness of surface.

    The Aeroplane Speaks

    H. Barber

  • The third, skin-friction or surface resistance, is very small at low velocities, but increases as the square of the velocity.

skin friction in Science

skin friction

  1. See under drag.
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