Cauchy Number
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Cauchy Number
A nondimensional number arising in the study of the elastic properties of
a fluid. It may be written U^{2}p/E, where U is a
characteristic velocity; p (lower case Rho) is the density; and
E the modulus of elasticity of the fluid. It is the square of the Mach
number.
References
This article is based on NASA's Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use