Tachikawa number: A proposal

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Colleges, School and Institutes

Abstract

This paper describes the studies of windborne debris by Masao Tachikawa and shows that a parameter defined by him, representing the ratio of aerodynamic to gravity forces, is the main nondimensional parameter determining the trajectories of debris items of all types. A case for naming this parameter as the "Tachikawa Number" is made. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-47
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
Volume94
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006

Keywords

  • debris, Tachikawa parameter