streamline flow


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streamline flow

[′strēm‚līn ‚flō]
(fluid mechanics)
Flow of a fluid in which there is no turbulence: particles of the fluid follow well-defined continuous paths, and the flow velocity at a fixed point either remains constant or varies in a regular fashion with time.

streamline flow

The flow of a liquid or gas past a solid body in a manner so that the velocity of the fluid, at every point, does not change with time.
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Check for dead spots and streamline flow passages by employing sweep elbows and/or removing melt-immersion thermocouples.
Since the velocity through these channels is relatively high, disturbances from wind and from convection currents can be ignored, but careful consideration should be given to turbulence at the inlet and outlet because only in the portion of the channel, where true streamline flow exists, is effective settling accomplished.
As the flow of the fluid approaches a fiber comprising the filtration medium, the fluid assumes a streamline flow pattern around the fiber.
To further streamline flow and minimize handling, Borland also installed a low pressure, accumulation conveyor in the order packing and staging area.

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