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Froude Number

Froude number is proportional to { (inertial force) / (gravitational force) } and is used in momentum transfer in general and open channel flow and wave and surface behavior calculations in particular. It is normally defined in one of the following forms

 

Froude Number

or

Froude Number

 

Where:

a

=

Acceleration

g

=

Gravitational acceleration

L

=

Characteristic length

V

=

Velocity

 

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