Thank you for your question, Patti! A flow has two states: laminar and turbulent. A fluid flow with regular, predictable motion is called laminar flow. On the other hand, a flow with irregular, unpredictable motion is called turbulent flow. In fluid dynamics, laminar flow (or streamline flow) occurs when a fluid flows in parallel layers, with no disruption between the layers. At low velocities, the fluid tends to flow without lateral mixing, and adjacent layers slide past one another. Laminar stream straighteners produce a non-aerated water stream.
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Date published: 2019-05-06