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Turbulence (Smdffu)

Definition
Motion of fluids in which local velocities and pressures fluctuate irregularly in a random manner as opposed to laminar flow where all particles of the fluid move in distinct and separate streamlines. A state of flow wherein the water is agitated by cross-currents and eddies; opposed to a condition of flow that is quiet or quiescent. (Source: AASHTO Glossary)
Broader Term
Flow (Smdff)
Related Terms (Hierarchical)
Boundary layer flow (Smdffa)
Flow by speed (Smdffb)
Compressible flow (Smdffc)
Confined flow (Smdffd)
Convection (Fluid mechanics) (Smdffe)
Flow equations (Smdfff)
Infiltration (Smdffg)
Laminar flow (Smdffi)
Multidimensional flow (Smdffk)
Multiphase flow (Smdffl)
Nonnewtonian flow (Smdffm)
Nonuniform flow (Smdffn)
Overflows (Smdffo)
Overtopping (Smdffp)
Percolation (Smdffq)
Seepage (Smdffr)
Slip (Fluid mechanics) (Smdffs)
Transitional flow (Smdfft)
Viscous flow (Smdffv)
Vortices (Smdffw)
Wakes (Smdffx)
Unsteady flow (Smdffy)