Air-Retaining-Grids for stable gas retention under fluids
- A new way of designing and constructing surfaces is a layer of gas even under changing pressure conditions. Structured, non-wettable surfaces are used for various applications. The surfaces of the lattice structures are liquid-repellent and in particular hydrophobic as well as oleophobic.
- Technology Benefits
- Use on large surface (e.g., ship´s hull)
Large-area gratings can be produced easily, homogeneously, placed on a substructure and fixed
Aligned for loads under dynamic conditions
Remain stable against mechanical influences (e.g., fast flowing waters)
Cost-effective simple production
Can also be used in the field of sensorics
- Technology Application
- The Air-Retaining-Grids-Technology is ideal for large-scale implementation of bionic air-retaining surfaces. Great potential lies in the production of friction reducing ship coatings, where structures are permanently immersed in liquids or water.
- Detailed Technology Description
- A new way of architecture and construction of surfaces, which are capable of keeping a layer of gas stable, even under changing pressure conditions if immersed in liquid. The surfaces of the lattice structures are liquid-repellent and in particular hydrophobic as well as oleophobic. Grids or grid-like structures which are mounted over a surface and supported by a spacer, enclose a stable gas layer as soon as it is submerged under liquid.
- Type of Cooperation
- Application Date
- 21/12/2016 00:00:00
- Application No.
- WO2016EP82194 20161221
- - international:
B08B17/06; B63B1/36; F15D1/00
B08B17/065; B63B1/36; B63B1/38; F15D1/0085; F15D1/12; B63B2001/387; Y02T70/121
- Patent application
- ID No.
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