eddy kinetic energy

eddy kinetic energy

[′ed·ē kə′ned·ik‚en·ər·jē]
(fluid mechanics)
The kinetic energy of that component of fluid flow which represents a departure from the average kinetic energy of the fluid, the mode of averaging depending on the particular problem. Also known as turbulence energy.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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