Introduction


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Introduction
IntroductionModels are used widely in all types of engineering, and especially in fluid mechanics. The term model has many uses, but in the engineering context, it usually involves a representation of a physical system, a prototype, that may be used to predict the behavior of the system in some desired respect. These models can include physical models that appear physically similar to the prototype or mathematical models, which help to predict the behavior of the system, but do not have a similar physical embodiment. In this chapter, we develop procedures for designing models in a way to ensure that the model and prototype will behave similarly.Consider the question: "Why can a 1.5-mm-long flea fall a meter without injury but a 1.5-m-tall man …
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Lee Waite, Ph.D., P.E.; Jerry Fine, Ph.D.: Applied Biofluid Mechanics, Second Edition. Introduction, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017), AccessEngineering Export