geometrical similarity

geometrical similarity

[¦jē·ə¦me·trə·kəl ‚sim·ə′lar·əd·ē]
(fluid mechanics)
Property of two fluid flows for which a simple alteration of scales of length and velocity transforms one into the other.
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For K to be material constant it is necessary to maintain geometrical similarity by increasing the depth of foundation h in proportion to the contact width a.
In the modelling process the principle of geometrical similarity with the scale factor m = 1/100 is used.
How can we study multiple batch sizes and blade designs quickly and efficiently while retaining geometrical similarity in blade design?
It is also desirable to have the capability for maintaining geometrical similarity or providing for specific changes in geometrical characteristics upon scaleup.
Starting from the geometrical similarity of turning process, where cutting tools with radius in the tool centre are used and from the mathematical model (2) of roughness (Braha et al.