Definition of fluid mechanics

: a branch of mechanics dealing with the properties of liquids and gases

Examples of fluid mechanics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The feminist writer Luce Irigaray, for example, argued that in physics, solid mechanics was a masculine way of looking at the world while fluid mechanics was a feminine one. Francis Fukuyama, Harper’s Magazine , 27 Apr. 2022 For example, researchers have a limited understanding of the physics of fluid mechanics. Conor Purcell, Scientific American, 13 Nov. 2019 The fluid mechanics of the lava lamp don’t get nearly enough appreciation. Diana Budds, Curbed, 24 Sep. 2021 For fluid mechanics expert and first author Siddhartha Verma, the study is a visual reminder: people should wear masks that will prevent the droplets in their breath from spreading. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Sep. 2020 That’s been the case recently with the mathematical study of fluid mechanics. Quanta Magazine, 13 Jan. 2020 Ellingsen's focus was on a concept in fluid mechanics known as shear flow. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, 21 Aug. 2019 This traditional model suffers from a dual constraint issue, said Jonathan Boreyko, a fluid mechanics professor at Virginia Tech and another co-author of the study. Elise Takahama, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Mar. 2018 The award will fund research that examines how computationally intensive engineering and physics problems can be solved more quickly using new types of analog computers for electromagnetic, magnetohydrodynamic and fluid mechanic applications. Megan Becka, cleveland.com, 11 June 2017 See More

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First Known Use of fluid mechanics

1937, in the meaning defined above

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4 May 2022

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“Fluid mechanics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluid%20mechanics. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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