An Experimental Study of Speedo LZR, TYR Sayonara and Blueseventy Pointzero3 Swimsuits

Moria, H, Chowdhury, H and Alam, F 2010, 'An Experimental Study of Speedo LZR, TYR Sayonara and Blueseventy Pointzero3 Swimsuits', in Dr. Ashraf Saleem (ed.) Proceedings of the 7th Jordanian International Mechanical Engineering Conference (JIMEC'7), Amman, Jordan, 27 - 29 September 2010, pp. 1-11.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title An Experimental Study of Speedo LZR, TYR Sayonara and Blueseventy Pointzero3 Swimsuits
Author(s) Moria, H
Chowdhury, H
Alam, F
Year 2010
Conference name The 7th Jordanian International Mechanical Engineering Conference
Conference location Amman, Jordan
Conference dates 27 - 29 September 2010
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 7th Jordanian International Mechanical Engineering Conference (JIMEC'7)
Editor(s) Dr. Ashraf Saleem
Publisher Jordan Engineers Association
Place of publication Amman, Jordan
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Abstract Aerolhydrodynamics plays a critical role in swimming. Studies estimate that over 90% of the swimmer's power output is spent overcoming aerolhydrodynamic resistance. Recently, swimsuits have been aggressively marketed, principally as a means for reducing the skin friction component of the total drag, thereby conferring a competitive advantage over other swimmers. Some manufacturers have claimed significant reduction of drag, but it is difficult to fmd independent research in the open literature that supports these claims and counter claims. In fact, it is not at all clear that swimsuits in reality reduce skin friction or other forms of drag. At present, there is no standard methodology for the evaluation of swimsuits performance. The primary purpose of this work is to conduct a comparative study of three competitive commercially manufactured swimsuits.
Subjects Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Aero/hydrodynamics
Swimsuit
Speedo
TYR
Blueseventy
drag
wind tunnel
experimental measurement
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