What is the velocity profile ?


In fluids in motion, the velocity is not constant.  At the walls of the pipe, the velocity is zero.  The velocity progressively increases as we move to the center.

In a free vortex, as in water flowing through a drain hole, the velocity increases progressively from the periphery towards the centre where it is infinite.

This change in velocity is called the velocity profile or velocity distribution.

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