Mathematical modeling and dimensional analysis

An application to four-wheel steering
  • J. Molenaar
Part of the Mathematics and Its Applications book series (MAIA, volume 81)


We present in §2 a general introduction on mathematical modeling. Irrespective of the case under consideration, the process of mathematical modeling has a general structure. See also references [1,–,6]. This structure comprises a sequence of stages followed again and again. An important ingredient of the modeling process is dimensional analysis . In §3 the main ideas of this technique are presented.


Froude Number Dimensional Analysis Global Attractor Dimensionless Quantity Front Wheel 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Molenaar
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  1. 1.Institute for Mathematics Consulting Faculty of Mathematics and Computing ScienceEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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