Schetz, Joseph A. Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.
Last reviewed:August 2020
- Laminar and turbulent flows
- High-speed flows
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A fluid flow in which a stream of one fluid mixes with a surrounding medium, at rest or in motion. Such flows occur in a wide variety of situations, and the geometries, sizes, and flow conditions cover a large range. To create some order, two dimensionless groupings are used. The first is the Reynolds number, defined in Eq. (1),
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