DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS AND THE CONCEPT OF NATURAL UNITS IN ENGINEERING

The monograph presents an introduction to dimensional analysis, a subject of profound significance for all quantitative sciences and engineering. Although the purely formal mathematical relations of dimensional analysis can be found in many texts, the present analysis, while still resonably brief, goes well beyond the usual textbook treatment. It develops a unified theory of physical measurements which involves several novel and original features. Engineering applications of the theory are illustrated by various examples involving mainly fluid flow, turbomachinery, propellers, and related devices. In broad classes of propellers, lifting rotors, and air turbines, merely by nondimensionalizing the well known momentum/energy relations in an unconventional but systematic manner.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Postgraduate School

    1 University Circle
    Monterey, CA  USA  93943
  • Authors:
    • Gawain, T H
  • Publication Date: 1972-3

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  • Pagination: 72 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00034875
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NPS-57Gn72031A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1973 12:00AM