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Drag Force Equation in Aerodynamics

Drag Force Equation in Aerodynamics

When mechanical engineers design automobiles, aircraft, rockets, and other vehicles, they generally need to know the drag force FD that will resist high-speed motion through the air or water. In this section, we will discuss the drag force and a related quantity that is known as the coefficient of drag, denoted by CD. That parameter quantifies the extent […]

December 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
Dimensionless Numbers used in Fluid Mechanics

Dimensionless Numbers used in Fluid Mechanics

Mechanical engineers often work with dimensionless numbers. These are either pure numbers that have no units or groupings of variables in which the units exactly cancel one another—again leaving a pure number. A dimensionless number can be the ratio of two other numbers, and, in that instance, the dimensions of the numerator and denominator will cancel. One dimensionless number […]

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Fluid Mechanics Fundamentals and Applications in Engineering

Fluid Mechanics Fundamentals and Applications in Engineering

In this article , we introduce the subject of fluids engineering and its role in applications as diverse as aerodynamics, biomedical and biological engineering, piping systems, microfluidics, and sports engineering. Please have a look at : Properties of Fluid and their applications  The Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics The study of fluids, which are classified as either liquids or […]

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