What is the difference between laminar and turbulent flow and flow type which has the largest heat transfer?
By moving the laminar flow of the liquid layers are parallel to each other. There is little or no flow at right angles to the main position. The opposite of laminar flow is turbulent flow.
Laminar flow occurs mainly at low flow rates. Is the speed is greater, then the type of flow suddenly be turbulent. The moment when laminar flow becomes turbulent and vice versa, is characterized by the dimensionless Reynolds number.
Turbulent flow is characterized by the swirling nature, the flow does not neatly layered, but moves erratically. There is much current perpendicular to the main site.
Turbulent flow occurs at higher flow rates. Is the speed is smaller, then the type of flow turning to laminar.
In general, the greater flow resistance for turbulent flow than for laminar flow. Due to the erratic movements is the mixing in a turbulent flow is much stronger than in a laminar flow, whereby the transfer of heat is better.