Term of the Road Dictionary

Froude number

  • Language : PIARC Road Dictionary / English
  • Theme : Roads Drainage and Sewerage
  • Definition : Dimensionless number expressing the ratio of inertia forces to gravity forces. Note: in open channels, flow is subcritical, critical or supercritical if its Froude number is less than, equal to or greater than unity, respectively [Termium Plus®].

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