Riblet Application

Possible application fields of Riblet surfaces are numerous due to the generality of the technology’s physical mechanism. In basically every situation of a turbulent flow, Riblets could influence the interaction of the fluid and the interfering surface significantly and offer performance improvements to an extent, which is hardly achievable by other measures.

The chart on the right-hand side illustrates around 40 successful
proofs-of-concept and industrial Riblet applications that have been successfully realized by bionic surface technologies GmbH over the past 14 years.

These Riblet applications can be found in the sectors of energy, transport, sports and industrial applications. The field of Riblet usage continues to grow due to advancements of manufacturing methods and the industries’ drive towards innovation and sustainable technologies.

Further information of industrialized Riblets can be found here:



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