Iím student at a french university, I have to present a project about swimsuit and I must carry out experiments. Iíve decided to work on the buoyancy of swimsuits, the flow around it and drag. To measure drag, I think Iíll drop a heavy ball wrapped in swimsuit material in the water and take measures. Then Iíll do the same with just the ball and compare the results.
But I have a problem concerning the flow. Iíve read from a swimsuit manufacturer website that swimsuits help create laminar flow. And thatís what I donít understand: Why ? And how can I prove it in an experiment ? I know itís all about fluid mechanics but I havenít studied that yet.