Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Reynolds Number

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_10015
( Re, N Re) \ re-n әldz-\ n [Osborne Reynolds † 1912 English physicist] (1910) The Reynolds number Re is the ratio of kinetic energy to viscous energy; the equation is,
$${\mathop{\rm Re}\nolimits} = 2rds/vd = 2rs/vk$$
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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA