Many aspects of fluid dynamics can be introduced using dimensional analysis, combined with some basic physical principles. This approach is concise and allows exploration of both the laminar and turbulent limits—including important phenomena that are not normally dealt with when fluid dynamics is first introduced as a precise mathematical discipline. In this paper, we use dimensional analysis to understand drag forces on bodies, flow speeds through tubes, and lift forces.
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PAPERS| September 01 2013
Introducing fluid dynamics using dimensional analysis
Jens Højgaard Jensen; Introducing fluid dynamics using dimensional analysis. Am. J. Phys. 1 September 2013; 81 (9): 688–694. https://doi.org/10.1119/1.4813064
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