Fly greener, further, and faster with our novel drag-reducing surface
Fly greener, further, and faster with our novel drag-reducing surface
The problem of turbulence
Turbulent friction accounts for € 81 Bn of annual aircraft fuel burn
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Turbulent friction is the single largest source of fuel consumption in aviation
Turbulent friction
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A large part of the aircraft is not optimized to reduce turbulent friction
What we make
Our technology reduces turbulent drag by up to 4%. We develop surfaces with smooth and shallow indentations that reduce skin friction in a turbulent boundary layer. Designs are unique to specific environments and applications. You'll go further, faster, and do it greener.
Key benefits
A low-cost worry-free approach to reducing fuel consumption

Passive


Our surface is passive, it just works. There is no energy expenditure and it has zero moving parts. It is inherently simple, cheap, and light.


Fuel savings


Our surface technology improves areas where no other attractive solution is available, reducing fuel consumption substantially.


Low maintenance


Our geometries are smooth and shallow making them compatible with standard cleaning and maintenance procedures.


Retrofittable


The technology can easily be retrofitted to existing aircraft panels in order to obtain significant fuel savings.


Low design impact


The shallowness of our geometries allows skin panels to be treated as normal panels during the design process.


Widely applicable


The surface works in fully turbulent flows making it applicable to more than 90% of the wetted surface of aircraft.

Turbulence is everywhere
Our surfaces are applicable to other applications involving long fully developed turbulent boundary layers. This includes hulls of large marine vessels, high-speed trains, and the interior of transmission pipelines.
Marine
Rail transport
Pipelines
The team
Dimple
Team Dimple is based at Delft University of Technology. Our vision is to reduce aviation CO2 emissions by 150,000 metric tonnes by 2030.

Olaf van Campenhout

Business development

Friso Hartog

Product development

Michiel van Nesselrooij

Technology development

Bastiaan Koot

Graduate flow control

Sahana Jawahar

Graduate flow control

Nikhil Joseph Jose

Graduate flow control

Max Knoop

Graduate flow control

TU Delft
Dimple is supported by the TU Delft department of Flow Physics and Technology, a leading institution focused on the development of turbulent drag reduction technologies.
Want to know more?
Dimple is currently operating in stealth mode. If you want to know more about our technology and development timelines, please get in touch.
Want to know more?
Dimple is currently operating in stealth mode. If you want to know more about our technology and development timelines, please get in touch.
Thank you for your interest in connecting with Dimple.
Contact us
contact@dimple-technologies.com
linkedin.com/dimple-technologies
Kluyverweg 1, 2629 HS Delft
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