Chapter 2. Dimensional Analysis

  1. Prof. Dr. Marko Zlokarnik

Published Online: 30 JAN 2003

DOI: 10.1002/3527600566.ch2

Scale-Up in Chemical Engineering

Scale-Up in Chemical Engineering

How to Cite

Zlokarnik, M. (2002) Dimensional Analysis, in Scale-Up in Chemical Engineering, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527600566.ch2

Author Information

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Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2003
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527302666

Online ISBN: 9783527600564

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Keywords:

  • dimensional analysis;
  • physical quantity;
  • dimensional constants;
  • dimensional systems;
  • dimensional homogeneity;
  • pi-theorem

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Fundamental Principle

  • What is a Dimension?

  • What is a Physical Quantity?

  • Base and Derived Quantities, Dimensional Constants

  • Dimensional Systems

  • Dimensional Homogeneity of a Physical Content

  • The pi Theorem