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My approach will be mostly "guess and check", starting with known good designs and foil sections.
Good thought. But to perform a test in miniature like you suggest, you'd also have to "miniaturize" the viscosity of water.
Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi) wrote: »
I wonder whether a superhyrophobic coating such as NeverWet would improve efficiency by eliminating boundary-layer adhesion.