Basics of the Dimensional Analysis

  • L. P. Yarin
Part of the Experimental Fluid Mechanics book series (FLUID, volume 1)


In this introductory chapter some basic ideas of the dimensional analysis are outlined using a number of the instructive examples. They illustrate the applications of the \( \rm Pi \)-theorem in the field of hydrodynamics and heat and mass transfer.


Drag Force Drag Coefficient Dimensional Analysis Dimensionless Form Characteristic Scale 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. P. Yarin
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  1. 1.Dept. of Mechanical Engineering Technion CityTechnion-Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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