Grashof Number
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Grashof Number
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A nondimensional parameter used in the theory of heat
transfer, defined by N_{Gr} = l^{3}g [(T_{1} -
T_{0}) / v^{2}T_{0}] where l is a representative length;
T_{1} and T_{0} are representative
temperatures; g is the acceleration of gravity; and v is the
kinematic viscosity.
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The Grashof number is associated with the Reynolds
number and the Prandtl
number in the study of convection.
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References
This article is based on NASA's Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use