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    Question: What will be the airflow around a skydiver falling through air?
    Laminar flow or Turbulent Flow?

    Please help!
    Thanks much in advance. =)
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    (Original post by Vampire-Love4ever)
    Hi,

    Question: What will be the airflow around a skydiver falling through air?
    Laminar flow or Turbulent Flow?

    Please help!
    Thanks much in advance. =)
    It would be turbulent at that speed.
    For lamina flow you would need to move relatively slowly through the air.
    The drag force on the skydiver is proportional to v squared when the flow is turbulent. When flow is lamina the drag depends on just v.
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    (Original post by Stonebridge)
    It would be turbulent at that speed.
    For lamina flow you would need to move relatively slowly through the air.
    The drag force on the skydiver is proportional to v squared when the flow is turbulent. When flow is lamina the drag depends on just v.
    Thanks so much !!!!
 
 
 
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