Fr.: lame, lamina
A thin plate, layer, or flake.
From L. lamina "thin plate or layer, leaf."
Varaqé "sheet, plate," from varaq "a leaf of tree or of paper," from Ar. waraq, from Pers. barg "leaf" (Tabari, Gilaki valg, balg; Kurd. belg, balk, Semnâni valg); Mid.Pers. warg "leaf;" Av. varəka- "leaf;" cf. Skt. valká- "bark, bast, rind;" Russ. volokno "fibre, fine combed flax."
Composed of, or arranged in, laminae, sheets.
laminar boundary layer
lâye-ye karâni-ye varaqe-yi
Fr.: Couche limite laminaire
In a fluid flow, layer next to a fixed boundary. The fluid velocity is zero at the boundary but the molecular viscous stress is large because the velocity gradient normal to the wall is large. → turbulent boundary layer.
Fr.: écoulement laminaire
A flow in which the particles of fluid are moving orderly, and in which adjacent layers or laminas glide smoothly over another with little mixing between them. A laminar flow may rapidly transform into a → turbulent flow for large → Reynolds numbers.
Fr.: sous-couche laminaire
A layer in which the fluid undergoes smooth, nonturbulent flow. It is found between any surface and a turbulent layer above.