fluid mechanics


plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: a branch of mechanics dealing with the properties of liquids and gases

Examples of fluid mechanics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That curiosity inspired him to team up with fellow physicist Trevor Lipscombe of Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, to examine the underlying fluid mechanics and come up with a simple analytical model. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 23 Jan. 2024 Depending on the drink, the fluid mechanics are quite different. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 3 May 2023 This particular study combines my two passions: bubbles in fluid mechanics, and my love for a bubbly beverage. Alexa Gagosz, BostonGlobe.com, 8 May 2023 The findings could add a better understanding of how fluid mechanics work, particularly the formation of clusters in bubbly flow, which has economic and societal value. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 3 May 2023 Illustration: Rebecca Konte/Stanford Modeling and wind tunnel experiments have shown for more than a decade that wake steering should boost overall output, but it’s been hard to test at wind farms according to John Dabiri, the Stanford fluid mechanics expert behind the Alberta test. IEEE Spectrum, 14 Mar. 2023 The ghost knife has tamed some very complex fluid mechanics to make the fluid do its bidding. Malcolm MacIver, Discover Magazine, 26 Jan. 2011 Tiba-Vent makes use of the principles of ventilation, fluid mechanics, control engineering, software engineering, and signal processing. IEEE Spectrum, 1 Oct. 2020 These observations are analyzed from the dynamical systems and fluid mechanics viewpoints as well as with the help of a model developed here. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 16 Jan. 2015 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fluid mechanics was in 1937

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“Fluid mechanics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluid%20mechanics. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

fluid mechanics

: a branch of science that deals with the special properties of liquids and gases

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