Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Mach Number

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_7099

n (NMa) The ratio of a fluid velocity or the relative velocity of an object moving through a fluid to the velocity of sound in the fluid. All fluids (liquids and gases) have Mach mumbers.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA