Accession Number : AD0741065

Title :   Dimensional Analysis and the Concept of Natural Units in Engineering,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Gawain,T. H.

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : 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 reasonably 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. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MEASUREMENT, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS), THERMODYNAMICS, FLUID FLOW, DYNAMICS, ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS, TEMPERATURE

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE