Types of Flow

Laminar & Turbulent Flow

Laminar Flow

Laminar flow is very even and smooth. It takes less energy for an object to move through a fluid. For example, most cars are aerodynamic, which causes them to move fast.

Turbulent Flow

Turbulent flow is very rough and ridged. It takes more energy for an object to move through a fluid. For example, the flow over a golf ball is irregular because it does not have a smooth surface.