(also see: Unidirectional Airflow)
Smooth, predictable air flow in which the velocity at any specific point doesn't change in time in either magnitude or direction
Generally defined as airflow in which the entire body of air within a confined area moves in essentially unidirectional velocity along parallel flow lines. Laminar airflow is technically defined as fluid flow in which its velocities are free of macroscopic fluctuations which generally occur when the Reynolds number is less that 2000 (Reynolds number is the ratio of inertial to vicous forces in a pipe or duct).
Streamlined airflow in which the entire body of air within a designated space moves with uniform velocity in one direction along parallel flow lines. In the context of a building's air space, the smooth, non-turbulent flow of air through the air handlers.
Uniform direction movement of air. Laminar airflow is generally associated with fume hoods or biological safety enclosures that utilize this characteristic to capture and carry away airborne particles.
The smooth, continuous movement of one layer of gas or liquid over another.
Nonturbulent flow of air in one direction at a uniform speed.