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Dimensional Analysis in Engineering

University of Oulu

Dimensional analysis is an efficient method that can be used to facilitate theoretical, numerical and experimental work in engineering. By its use, the results obtained through such work can be made more general, more easily interpreted and better presented. Yet, in many disciplines, this method is far from being used to its full potential.

The aim of the course is to give prerequisites for effective use of dimensional analysis in theoretical, numerical and experimental work in engineering. The importance of using physical insight and engineering sense in order to identify essential effects and phenomena in a particular problem is emphasized.

The course is aimed for doctoral students of  natural sciences and all fields of technology. BSc-level courses in physics, mechanics, solid mechanics and electricity are suitable background.


Course dates
22 October 2019 - 24 October 2019
Course organizer
Prof. Zongxian Zhang
University of Oulu
Linnanmaa Campus
2 cr