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Jonathan Shapiro asked the Naked Scientists:Sorry about this.If you flush a No.2 from a loo on the 98th floor of a tower office block, does the missile-shaped deposit plummet straight down and smash into the bottom of the drain,leaving an incredible skid mark, or does it gently land to be wafted away by the water?What do you think?
It will be turbulent flow.
Even if it's going down a slope it will still reach 'A' terminal velocity i.e. it won't go any faster.It's bound to touch the sides of a 'vertical run', in any case, so it won't end up very fast.
Quote from: JimBob on 02/05/2008 01:11:09 It will be turbulent flow.turbulent? "turdulent" more like.