**Laminar Flow**

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by E. Zeleny

Laminar flow is the nonturbulent motion of a fluid in layers. Planar laminar motion can be illustrated by pushing the top of a closed book sideways; the bottom does not move and the top shows the maximum motion. In the case of a tube, the velocity of the flow near the walls is the minimum due to friction. Newton's formula for viscosity is based on laminar flow. Download the CDF file to view the simulation using the free Wolfram CDF player. |