Medical Equipment

Osborne Reynolds Demonstration Horizontal Tube (SMT-FM-09B)

  • This Osborne Reynolds Demonstration Apparatus is used to display laminar and turbulent flows. The experimental unit consists of a transparent pipe section through which water flows, with flow-optimised inlet. A valve can be used to adjust the flow rate in the pipe section. Ink is injected into the flowing water. A layer of glass beads in the water tank ensures an even and low-turbulence flow. 
  • During the experiment it is possible to observe the transition from laminar to turbulent flow after a limiting velocity. The Reynolds number is used to assess whether a flow is laminar or turbulent. With SMT-FM-09-A the streamlines during laminar or turbulent flow are displayed in colour with the aid of an injected contrast medium (ink). The experimental results can be used to determine the critical Reynolds number. 
  • This unit can be operated by Laboratory supply of with ESOLS Hydraulic Bench (SMT-FM-100).