Resistance under water


On a diving forum I recently saw a comment on how the resistance of the water increases by 4 times when speed is doubled.
To verify the theory, I went in to and downloaded a diver in SolidWorks format.
Then I ran two tests in SolidWorks Flow Simulation.
The result was almost exactly 4 times difference in the power according to the theory.

Best regards

Matthew West

SolidWorks alumnus. I like plate reverb, Rat pedals, Thai curry, New Weird fiction, my kids, Vespas, Jazzmasters, my wife & Raiders of the Lost Ark. Not necessarily in that order.