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The Pi-Theorem

Applications to Fluid Mechanics and Heat and Mass Transfer


Part of the Experimental Fluid Mechanics book series (FLUID, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. L. P. Yarin
    Pages 1-2
  3. L. P. Yarin
    Pages 3-38
  4. L. P. Yarin
    Pages 103-130
  5. L. P. Yarin
    Pages 131-157
  6. L. P. Yarin
    Pages 159-210
  7. L. P. Yarin
    Pages 211-260
  8. L. P. Yarin
    Pages 261-296
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 297-305

About this book


This volume presents applications of the Pi-Theorem to fluid mechanics and heat and mass transfer. The Pi-theorem yields a physical motivation behind many flow processes and therefore it constitutes a valuable tool for the intelligent planning of experiments in fluids. After a short introduction to the underlying differential equations and their treatments, the author presents many novel approaches how to use the Pi-theorem to understand fluid mechanical issues. The book is a great value to the fluid mechanics community, as it cuts across many subdisciplines of experimental fluid mechanics.


Combustion processes Dimensional analysis Drag force Jet Flows Laminar flows in channels Laminar flows in pipes Nondimensionalization Self-similarity Vaschy-Buckingham π theorem

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Dept. of Mechanical EngineeringTechnion-Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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