Translations: Etymology: From w:Osborne Reynolds, Osborne Reynolds British engineer
- (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).
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