flow regime

flow regime

[′flō rə‚zhēm]
(hydrology)
A range of streamflows having similar bed forms, flow resistance, and means of transporting sediment.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The river's new flow regime and decades of damage to soils from cattle and off-road vehicle use favored the spread of an exotic tree species called tamarisk, also known as saltcedar.
It says: "The allocation of women unsuited to the open physical layout and free flow regime of the prison has continued to contribute to an increase in bullying and assaults."
Changing demand patterns and flood regimes, the opportunity to better manage sediment loads, and the increasing important of delivering a manage environmental flow regime mean revised operating procedures are probably required to better balance across these multiple objectives.
Following Senior [8, 9] four flow regimes are identified across the ride height interval and classified as: force enhancement (flow regime A), maximum force (flow regime B), force reduction (flow regime C) and low force (flow regime D).
Transferring batch chemistry reactions to a flow regime has opened up new possibilities that simply could not be achieved with conventional techniques, allowing scientists to explore new chemical spaces and develop previously inaccessible reaction schemes, such as telescoping multi-step reactions.
The influences of the flow attack angles and arrangements for the V-wavy surface in the heating tube on heat transfer and flow behaviors are considered for both laminar and turbulent flow regimes. The laminar flow is presented for Re = 100-1200, while the turbulent flow regime is performed for Re = 3000-10,000.
This broad range of situations is considered in one-dimensional thermal-hydraulics codes to set the appropriate flow regime in each situation.
Studies of flow regime dynamics such as [8-11] found evidence for multiple persistent flow regimes in the Northern Hemisphere flow including regimes that represent blocking flows [8].
The conventional Darcy's law cannot be in general applicable to describe the variety of the relevant flow regimes other than the viscous flow regime.
It must be noted that Tsien's parameter ([Kn.sub.[delta]] ) reduces to the ordinary Kn defined for the characteristic length in the free-molecular flow regime where Re [much less than] 1, such that [delta] [approximately equal to] s that results in [Kn.sub.[delta]] = Kn.
They focus, in particular, on the influence of the flow regime and on the effects of the geometrical properties.