Laminar Flow & Turbulent Flow

By: Faith Marcelino

Laminar Flow

Laminar flow is smooth, fluent and regular. This type of flow has a high viscosity that flows through parallel layers or along smooth pathways. Laminar flow makes the object that is flowing through faster.

Some examples of Laminar Flow

Turbulent Flow

Turbulent flow is rough, choppy, and irregular. This type of flow has a low viscosity that mixes and changes the direction of the flow. Turbulent flow makes the object that is flowing through slower.

Some Examples of Turbulent Flow

Laminar Flow to a Turbulent Flow

Some fluids can create both flows at once.