Complete Definition of "Reynolds number"

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Etymology
From w:Osborne Reynolds|Osborne Reynolds British engineer

Noun
Reynolds number

#physics a dimensionless parameter that determines the behaviour of viscous flow patterns. In pipe flow a value less than about 2,000 (known as the critical Reynolds number) produces laminar flow, one above about 3,000 produces turbulent flow (intermediate values produce unpredictable behaviour).

See also
critical Reynolds number

Translations
trans-top|dimensionless parameter of flow
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