laminar flow

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laminar flow

Nonturbulent flow of a viscous fluid in layers near a boundary, as that of lubricating oil in bearings.

laminar flow

(General Physics) nonturbulent motion of a fluid in which parallel layers have different velocities relative to each other. Compare turbulent flow See also streamline flow

lam′inar flow′

the flow of a viscous fluid in which particles of the fluid move in parallel layers, each of which has a constant velocity but is in motion relative to its neighboring layers.

lam·i·nar flow

Movement of a fluid in which the motion of the particles of fluid is very orderly and all particles move along straight lines in the same direction. Laminar flow is common in viscous fluids, especially those moving at low velocities. Compare turbulent flow.
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Noun1.laminar flow - nonturbulent streamline flow in parallel layers (laminae)
streamline flow - flow of a gas or liquid in which the velocity at any point is relatively steady
écoulement laminaire
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Regarding the interfacial defects of coextrusion, a large number of literatures have come up reporting on the theoretical and experimental advances and the underlying origins from both mechanical and numerical approaches |1], Yih [12] was the first who conducted a systematic numerical study on the stability of plane Poiseuille flow of two Newtonian fluids considered within a framework of linear stability theory and he pointed out that the viscosity difference can cause instability regardless of the Reynolds number.
Thus, many researchers have stated that the flow may become turbulent long before it becomes a fully developed Poiseuille flow [7, 8, 15, 28].
In the present experiments, the Rayleigh number never exceeded 1160, thus Poiseuille flow prevailed throughout the plain channel.
Observation of aspherical particle rotation in poiseuille flow via the resistance pulse technique.
The Poiseuille flow of couple stress fluid has been critically examined by Chaturani and Rathod [5].
We studied the pressure driven, steady-state flow of an incompressible fluid through a straight channel, the Poiseuille flow.
First, most of the time, and especially when you are working the viscosity-curve and mold-flow analysis, we are using the Hagen Poiseuille flow equation.
Influence of wall elasticity and Poiseuille flow on peristaltic induced flow of a particle-fluid mixture.
The mechanism of the formation of the optimal branching pipelines that correspond to Murray's law is obvious, because for the Poiseuille flow the shear rate at the wall is [[tau].
The diffusion coefficient given by Equation (12) is often referred to as a diffusion coefficient in a Poiseuille flow regime.
Rajasekhara [8] has performed the experiments to study the laminar flow characteristics in a composite channel considering Poiseuille flow, Couette flow and free surface flow.
p]/dz, as indicated above using a pressure profile, P(z), derived from the Poiseuille flow equation gives an increase in the effective area: