Definition of skin friction in English:

skin friction

Line breaks: skin fric|tion

noun

[mass noun] Physics
Friction at the surface of a solid and a fluid in relative motion.
More example sentences
  • Jacobs demonstrated that a high-W, low-S shell increases skin friction at low velocities because of the high surface area.
  • Any increase in surface area will increase skin friction drag.
  • Interface elements are used to connect the pile and soil for skin friction and a contact pair at pile tip is used for bearing capacity.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day keek
Pronunciation: kiːk
verb
peep surreptitiously