Application of the principle of similarity fluid mechanics
Abstract
The principle of similarity applied to fluid mechanics is described and illustrated. The concept of transforming the conservation equations by combining similarity principles for thermophysical properties with those for fluid flow is examined. The usefulness of the procedure is illustrated by applying such a transformation to calculate two phase critical mass flow through a nozzle.
 Publication:

NASA STI/Recon Technical Report N
 Pub Date:
 1979
 Bibcode:
 1979STIN...7930515H
 Keywords:

 Conservation Equations;
 Fluid Dynamics;
 Mathematical Models;
 Nozzle Flow;
 One Dimensional Flow;
 Similarity Theorem;
 Thermodynamics;
 Two Phase Flow;
 Equations Of State;
 Heat Transfer;
 Partial Differential Equations;
 Scaling Laws;
 Thermal Conductivity;
 Thermal Expansion;
 Viscosity;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer