laminar flow

noun

Definition of laminar flow

: uninterrupted flow in a fluid near a solid boundary in which the direction of flow at every point remains constant — compare turbulent flow

Examples of laminar flow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If the shape of the car generates a good laminar flow along the bodywork, the tufts will stream in that direction. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 28 Apr. 2022 But if laminar flow works so well, why aren't all planes designed like this? Jacopo Prisco, CNN, 5 Nov. 2021 The front end features tiny, hard-to-spot fins and holes designed to create a perfect laminar flow along the body of the car. Ben Oliver, Car and Driver, 30 Sep. 2021 The laminar flow of the wind seems to be optimum, too, which should make calculations easier for Bryson DeChambeau. Tim Dahlberg, Star Tribune, 21 May 2021 The vehicle’s blimpy shape and rear propeller are designed to create an aerodynamic phenomenon called laminar flow, in which the air travels in smooth layers over the craft. Rob Verger And Charlie Wood, Popular Science, 2 Dec. 2020 The vehicle’s blimpy shape and rear propeller are designed to create an aerodynamic phenomenon called laminar flow, in which the air travels in smooth layers over the craft. Rob Verger And Charlie Wood, Popular Science, 2 Dec. 2020 The vehicle’s blimpy shape and rear propeller are designed to create an aerodynamic phenomenon called laminar flow, in which the air travels in smooth layers over the craft. Rob Verger And Charlie Wood, Popular Science, 2 Dec. 2020 The vehicle’s blimpy shape and rear propeller are designed to create an aerodynamic phenomenon called laminar flow, in which the air travels in smooth layers over the craft. Rob Verger And Charlie Wood, Popular Science, 2 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of laminar flow

1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Laminar flow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/laminar%20flow. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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