Characteristic Numbers

This dialog is opened via Materials.

In Characteristic Numbers dialog some useful numbers for convection are calculated.

Only available, if the material has a liquid phase.

Characteristic Numbers dialog 

Figure 21. Characteristic Numbers dialog

Item

Description

Input parameters

  • T (K): temperature

  • delta T (K): temperature difference

  • L (m): characteristic length

  • v (m/s): velocity

Prandtl

Prandtl number

Grashof

Grashof number

Rayleigh

Rayleigh number

Reynolds

Reynolds number

Lewis

Lewis number

solutal Peclet

solutal Peclet number

thermal Peclet

thermal Peclet number

Schmidt

Schmidt number

magnetic Taylor

magnetic Taylor number

Hartmann

Hartmann number

Related Procedures
Using the Characteristic Numbers Dialog.