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Investigating the Mystery of the Dolphin’s Speed Using COSMOSFloWorks™ and EFD.Lab Software
  
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Application: CFD Used to Investigate Mystery of Dolphin's Speed
Posted Sat July 07, 2007 @12:43PM
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Application How do dolphins maintain a swimming speed of up to 10 meters per second? Standard engineering calculations predict that the dolphin’s muscles would have to be seven times more powerful than they actually are to achieve that speed.

An alternative explanation is that the dolphin somehow reduces the frictional drag on its skin through the water to a much lower level than experienced by other bodies in water.

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