Dimensional Analysis & Numerical Experiments for a Rotating Disc


This technical note has been prepared to demonstrate how dimensional analysis can lead to a more rational and simplified way of understanding and describing the mechanics of a problem in structural analysis. The case of a rotating, solid, parallel-sided disc is considered. Finite element analysis is used to explore the relationship between the two non-dimensional groups for this problem.


Angus Ramsay


Dimensional Analysis; Numerical Experiments; Rotating Disc

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