Lesson Worksheet: Steady and Turbulent Flow Physics

In this worksheet, we will practice describing the difference between the motion of fluids in steady and turbulent fluid flow.

Q1:

The diagram shows the flow of a fluid past a circular obstacle. The grey lines represent the direction of the fluid’s flow. The black region represents a solid obstacle to the flow.

In which of the four regions within the dashed lines is the fluid’s flow most turbulent?

  • AIV
  • BI
  • CIII
  • DII

In which of the four regions within the dashed lines is the fluid’s flow steadiest?

  • AI
  • BII
  • CIII
  • DIV

Q2:

The diagram shows the flow of a fluid past a circular obstacle. The gray lines represent the direction of the fluid’s flow. The black region represents a solid obstacle to the flow. In which of the four regions within the dashed lines is the fluid’s flow the steadiest?

  • AIV
  • BI
  • CIII
  • DII

Q3:

The diagram shows the flow of a fluid past a line perpendicular to the flow. The gray lines represent the direction of the fluid’s flow. The black region represents a solid obstacle to the flow.

In which of the two regions within the dashed lines is the fluid flow faster?

  • AI
  • BII

In which of the two regions within the dashed lines is the fluid flow steadier?

  • AI
  • BII

Q4:

The diagram shows the flow of a fluid past a line perpendicular to the flow. The gray lines represent the direction of the fluid’s flow. The black region represents a solid obstacle to the flow. Which of the two regions within the dashed lines has a faster fluid flow?

  • AII
  • BI

Q5:

The diagram shows the flow of a fluid past an airfoil. The gray lines represent the direction of the fluid’s flow. Black regions represent solid obstacles to the flow.

In which of the three regions within the dashed lines is the fluid’s flow most turbulent?

  • AII
  • BI
  • CIII

Q6:

The diagram shows the flow of a fluid past a circular obstacle. The gray lines represent the direction of the fluid’s flow. The black region represents a solid obstacle to the flow. In which of the two regions within the dashed lines is the fluid’s flow faster?

  • AI
  • BII

Q7:

The diagram shows the flow of a fluid past two lines perpendicular to each other, one of which is parallel to the flow. The gray lines represent the direction of the fluid flow. Black regions represent solid obstacles to the flow.

In which of the three regions within the dashed lines is the fluid’s flow most turbulent?

  • AIII
  • BII
  • CI

In which of the three regions within the dashed lines is the fluid’s flow steadiest?

  • AIII
  • BII
  • CI

Q8:

The diagram shows the flow of a fluid past a point. The lines represent the direction of the fluid flow. The black region represents a solid obstacle to the flow. Which of the two regions within the dashed lines has a steadier fluid flow?

  • AII
  • BI

Q9:

The diagram shows the flow of two different fluids past a point. The lines represent the direction of the fluid flow. Black regions represent solid obstacles to the flow.

Is the fluid flow in the region within the dashed lines labeled I steadier or more turbulent in fluid A?

  • AMore turbulent
  • BSteadier

Is the fluid flow in the region within the dashed lines labeled II steadier or more turbulent in fluid B?

  • ASteadier
  • BMore turbulent

Q10:

The diagram shows the flow of a fluid through an aperture. The gray lines represent the direction of the fluid’s flow. Black regions represent solid obstacles to the flow.

After passing through the aperture, in which of the regions that the fluid passes through within the dashed lines is the fluid’s flow most turbulent?

  • AII
  • BIII
  • CIV
  • DI

After passing through the aperture, in which of the regions that the fluid passes through within the dashed lines is the fluid’s flow steadiest?

  • AII
  • BIV
  • CI
  • DIII

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