fluid potential

   The mechanical energy per unit mass of a fluid at any given point in space and time with regard to an arbitrary state and datum [22].

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  • potential —    Any of several different scalar quantities, each of which involves energy as a function of position or of condition; e.g., the fluid potential of ground water [22] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • Potential flow — streamlines around a NACA 0012 airfoil at 11° angle of attack, with upper and lower streamtubes identified. In fluid dynamics, potential flow describes the velocity field as the gradient of a scalar function: the velocity potential. As a result,… …   Wikipedia

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  • Potential vorticity — (PV) is a quantity which is proportional to the dot product of vorticity and stratification that, following a parcel of air or water, can only be changed by diabatic or frictional processes. It is a useful concept for understanding the generation …   Wikipedia

  • fluid mechanics — an applied science dealing with the basic principles of gaseous and liquid matter. Cf. fluid dynamics. [1940 45] * * * Study of the effects of forces and energy on liquids and gases. One branch of the field, hydrostatics, deals with fluids at… …   Universalium

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  • Potential density — The potential density of a fluid parcel at pressure P is the density that the parcel would acquire if adiabatically brought to a reference pressure P {0}, often 1 bar (100 kPa). Whereas density changes with changing pressure, potential density of …   Wikipedia

  • Potential temperature — The potential temperature of a parcel of fluid at pressure P is the temperature that the parcel would acquire if adiabatically brought to a standard reference pressure P {0}, usually 1000 millibars. The potential temperature is denoted heta and,… …   Wikipedia

  • fluid — fluidal, adj. fluidly, fluidally, adv. fluidness, n. /flooh id/, n. 1. a substance, as a liquid or gas, that is capable of flowing and that changes its shape at a steady rate when acted upon by a force tending to change its shape. adj. 2.… …   Universalium

  • potential — 1. Capable of doing or being, although not yet doing or being; possible, but not actual. 2. A state of tension in an electric source enabling it to do work under suitable conditions; in relation to electricity, p. is analogous to the temperature… …   Medical dictionary

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