Scale Models in Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications provides a simple and fundamental method of designing scale model experiments. This book is divided into two parts. Part I explores the background of scale modeling and explains the design procedure of scale models and experiments. The relaxation method commonly applied to conflicting requirements in model design is also analyzed. Part II is devoted to case studies selected from modern fields of model application. These studies have been interpreted uniformly.
This publication is designed not only as a college textbook for senior and graduate levels but also as a working reference for practicing engineers.
Preface Part I Fundamentals Chapter 1 Introduction Why Scale Model Experiments Fields of Application Chapter 2 Principles and Design of Scale Model Experiments Fundamental Requirements Primary and Secondary Scale Factors Representative Quantities and Pi-numbers The Law Approach Principal and Common Pi-numbers Equation and Parameter Approaches Pilot and Production Experiments Presentation of Test Results Chapter 3 Relaxation of Design Requirements Why Relaxation Identifying Essential Laws Disregarding Weak Laws Circumventing Strong Laws Synopsis Bibliography Part II Applications Case Study 1 Dynamic Response of Structures Penetration of Projectiles Explosive Forming of Sheet Metal Blast-loaded Structure Case Study 2 Cavitation at Missile Entry into Water Case Study 3 Sedimentation Sediment Waves Sedimentation in Tanks by Continuous Flow of Fluid Localized Scour Case Study 4 Urban Air Pollution Case Study 5 Soil-Machine Interactions Some Model Tests to Classify a Soil as Sand or Clay Off-road Vehicle Howitzer Foundation - Dynamic Response Case Study 6 Equilibrium Temperature of a Large Tire Case Study 7 Free-Burning Fires Pulsating Fires and Pulsating Stars Fog-dispersal on Runways Flame Height Case Study 8 Architectural Acoustics Modeling Sound Waves Modeling Sound-absorbing Materials Modeling Air Attenuation Modeling a Concert Hall Case Study 9 Induction Furnace Appendix A Problems Appendix B Catalog of Principal Pi-numbers Appendix C Notation Appendix D SI and Other Units Appendix E Answers to Problems Appendix F Index
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- © Pergamon 1977
- 1st January 1977
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