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Ji-Huan HE Hai-Yan KONG


Decreasing friction force between a swimming suit and water is the key factor to design swimming suits. Water continuum mechanics forbids discontinuous fluids, but in angstrom scale water is indeed discontinuous. Swimming suit is smooth on large scale, but it is discontinuous when the scale becomes smaller. If fractal dimensions of swimming suit and water are the same, a minimum of friction force is predicted, which means fractal harmonization. In the paper, fractal harmonic law is introduced to design a swimsuit whose surface fractal dimensions on a macroscopic scale should be equal to or closed to the water's fractal dimensions on an Angstrom scale. Various possible microstructures of fabric are analyzed and a method to obtain perfect fractal structure of fabric is proposed by spraying nanofibers to its surface. The fractal harmonic law can be used to design a moving surface with a minimal friction.

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HE, Ji-Huan; KONG, Hai-Yan. THE FRACTAL HARMONIC LAW AND ITS APPLICATION TO SWIMMING SUIT. Thermal Science, [S.l.], v. 16, n. 5, p. 1467-1471, dec. 2016. ISSN 2334-7163. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 19 sep. 2017. doi:
Received 2016-12-29
Accepted 2016-12-30
Published 2016-12-30


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