Foils - A “sharkskin” layer for flying faster

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The appendages will then be covered with a resin skin then textured via laser micro-ablation to recreate the texture of shark skin. This texturing will make it possible to recreate micro-turbulence which will play on the hydrodynamics of the foils. Tests will soon be carried out in tanks to compare the performance of the newly textured foils with that of “standard” foils.


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