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  1. #1 Laminar Flow and swimsuit 
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    Hi

    Iím student at a french university, I have to present a project about swimsuit and I must carry out experiments. Iíve decided to work on the buoyancy of swimsuits, the flow around it and drag. To measure drag, I think Iíll drop a heavy ball wrapped in swimsuit material in the water and take measures. Then Iíll do the same with just the ball and compare the results.

    But I have a problem concerning the flow. Iíve read from a swimsuit manufacturer website that swimsuits help create laminar flow. And thatís what I donít understand: Why ? And how can I prove it in an experiment ? I know itís all about fluid mechanics but I havenít studied that yet.

    Thank you so much for your help! ^^


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fairytales
    Hi

    Iím student at a french university, I have to present a project about swimsuit and I must carry out experiments. Iíve decided to work on the buoyancy of swimsuits, the flow around it and drag. To measure drag, I think Iíll drop a heavy ball wrapped in swimsuit material in the water and take measures. Then Iíll do the same with just the ball and compare the results.

    But I have a problem concerning the flow. Iíve read from a swimsuit manufacturer website that swimsuits help create laminar flow. And thatís what I donít understand: Why ? And how can I prove it in an experiment ? I know itís all about fluid mechanics but I havenít studied that yet.

    Thank you so much for your help! ^^
    You need to look into the fluid dynamics of swimming since that is what it is all about.

    It is now time for you to study it.

    http://wings.avkids.com/Book/Sports/...imming-01.html


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    I also face these problems.. n you are the one who solve my issue...
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