Accession Number:

ADD019315

Title:

Faired Athletic Garment.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 13 Aug 97, patented 13 Oct 98,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-10-13

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

An athletic garment for reducing undesirable aerodynamic drag associated with high speed sports such as bicycling or skiing includes a lightweight and skin tight garment portion for covering at least the torso portion of an athlete, and further includes a plurality of lightweight flexible ribbon fairings attached to the front, side, and aft portions of the garment. At a relatively low velocity point, the flexible ribbon fairings automatically flow rearwardly around the body and adjust to the flow of fluid with respect to the athlete to form an ideal fairing shape extending from the aft portion of the garment.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE