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1. (WO1997008966) REDUCING DRAG ON BODIES MOVING THROUGH FLUID MEDIUMS

Pub. No.:    WO/1997/008966    International Application No.:    PCT/US1996/014362
Publication Date: Mar 13, 1997 International Filing Date: Sep 6, 1996
IPC: A41D 7/00
A41D 13/002
A41D 13/02
A41D 31/00
Applicants: JACOBS, David, L.
EAGEN, Eric, L.
ROGERS, Jeffrey, J.
Inventors: JACOBS, David, L.
EAGEN, Eric, L.
ROGERS, Jeffrey, J.
Title: REDUCING DRAG ON BODIES MOVING THROUGH FLUID MEDIUMS
Abstract:
A method and system for reducing drag on the movement of the human body through air or other fluid mediums and improving heat transfer including a placement of trip mechanisms (22) at predisposed locations on the human body with the trip mechanisms (22) constituting elongated protuberances adapted to intercept the laminar flow of fluid across the body and prematurely trip the laminar flow into turbulence whereby the downstream pressure on the body is increased allowing the body to move more freely through the fluid medium.