The Buckingham-Pi Theorem - Lesson 3

We have seen that non-dimensional parameters can be used to analyze scaled models and extend the solution to the full-scale object. Scaled models are typically used to perform experimental tests in wind tunnels.

With the Buckingham-Pi theorem, we can find non-dimensional parameters for any physical phenomena we are analyzing. Let's find out how to apply this theorem.

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