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Discussion Forum : Fluid Mechanics - Section 1 (Q.No. 2)
Laminar flow of a Newtonion fluid ceases to exist, when the Reynolds number exceeds
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JayaMsuba said:   10 years ago
For open channel flow,

If Re <500 or 600. laminar
> 2000 or 2100. turbulent.
Here, Re=rho*v*R/mu...R=hydraulic gradient.

For circular pipe flow,

If Re <2000. laminar.
> 4000. turbulent.
Here, Re=rho*v*d/mu...d=dia of pipe.

Here both formulae are important to keep in mind. because sometime this may confuse you.

Khawal said:   10 years ago
Laminar flow is in linear motion and having re less than 2100, after increase the re the turbulence is so that velocity increase.

Rajisha said:   10 years ago
Re below 2100 is laminar flow in case of circular pipes.

Surya Teja said:   8 years ago
Let is assume the question is for circular pipe based on options given. But, the question is when will the Laminar flow cease? I think, once the fully turbulent flow is achieved, which is after crossing Re 4000. Then only we can say there is no laminar flow.

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