elasticity number 2
elasticity number 2[i‚las′tis·əd·ē ¦nəm·bər ¦tü]
A dimensionless number used in studying the effect of elasticity on a flow process, equal to the fluid's density times its specific heat at constant pressure, divided by the product of its coefficient of bulk expansion and its bulk modulus. Symbolized K̄E .
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