I am excited to share the progress of our research team at Gu Research Lab. Our main focus has been on developing microsurface structures inspired by the natural design of shark denticles. These unique riblet structures have the potential to significantly reduce drag in pipelines, just like they do in turbulent flows around sharks.
By incorporating these riblet structures on the internal surface of pipelines, we aim to achieve a remarkable outcome. The reduction in drag will lead to a considerable decrease in the energy required to transport gas from one point to another. As a result, our project can play a crucial role in minimizing the carbon footprint associated with energy transportation.
To make our project more accessible to the public, me and CITRIS museum's designer Dan Chapman from CITRIS have created and successfully installed a demo of the pipeline with the riblet structures. Below are some captivating pictures of our achievements.
Installed design on CITRIS tech museum (Sutardja Dai Hall 3rd floor)