skin drag

Related to skin drag: Form drag

skin drag

n.
Drag resulting from the viscosity of a fluid medium, such as air or water, as a body moves through it or as it moves around a body. Also called skin friction.
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The CFD data helped researchers design the suit to lower skin drag, especially the siting points for the low-drag, polyurethane membrane panels that are bonded onto the suit.
The paint dries from the surface inwards though, and with each successive pass of the brush, torn bits of paint skin drag across the surface and situate themselves like some painterly acne, over the expanse of the canvas.
Foams are lighter and, in theory, more easily spread and absorbed while cutting down on skin drag. We had a squirt of four...