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The Pi-Theorem

Applications to Fluid Mechanics and Heat and Mass Transfer

Yarin, L.P.

2012, XXVI, 306 p.

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  • Cuts across many subdisciplines of experimental fluid mechanics to unify understanding
  • Yields a physical motivation behind many flow processes and serves as a tool for intelligent planning of experiments
  • Presents many novel approaches to using the Pi-theorem to understand fluid mechanical issues.
This volume presents applications of the Pi-Theorem to fluid mechanics and heat and mass transfer. The Pi-theorem yields a physical motivation behind many flow processes and therefore it constitutes a valuable tool for the intelligent planning of experiments in fluids. After a short introduction to the underlying differential equations and their treatments, the author presents many novel approaches how to use the Pi-theorem to understand fluid mechanical issues. The book is a great value to the fluid mechanics community, as it cuts across many subdisciplines of experimental fluid mechanics.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Combustion processes - Dimensional analysis - Drag force - Jet Flows - Laminar flows in channels - Laminar flows in pipes - Nondimensionalization - Self-similarity - Vaschy-Buckingham π theorem

Related subjects » Classical Continuum Physics - Computational Science & Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Mechanics

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