Formula Symbols - W

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SymbolGreek SymbolDefinitionUSMetric
\(W\) - Wahl correction factor - -
\(q\) - water flow rate increment \(gpm\) \(L \;/\; s\)
\( WHP\) - water horsepower \(hp\) -
\(WkW\) - water kilowatts   \(kW\)
\(WS\) - water surface - -
\( P\) - watt \(Watt\) \(Watt\)
\(H\) - wave height \(ft\) \(m\)
\(\lambda\) lambda wavelength \(ft\) \(m\)
\(\Psi\) Psi wave function - -
\(\sigma^1\) sigma wave number - -
\(\sigma\) sigma wave vector - -
\(\lambda\) lambda wave velocity \(ft \;/\; sec\) \(m \;/\; s\)
\(A_{web}\) - web area in a steel beam equal to the depth x web thickness \(in^2 \;or\; ft^2\) \(mm^2 \;or\; m^2\)
\(We\) - Weber number dimensionless number dimensionless number
\(G \;or\; P \;or\; W\) - weight \(lbf\) \(N\)
\(W_{\rho}\) rho weight density \(lb\;/\;ft^3\) \(kg\;/\;m^3\)
\(\gamma\) gamma weight of a fluid \(lbf\) \(N\)
\(Wi\) - Weissenberg number dimensionless number dimensionless number
\(W\) - weld size \(in\) \(mm\)
\(A_{throat}\) - weld, area cross the throat of the weld \(in^2 \;or\; ft^2\) \(mm^2 \;or\; m^2\)
\(C_M\) - wet service factor for wood design - -
\(P_w\) - wetted perimeter - -
\(M\) - whole number - -
\(w\) - width \(ft\) \(m\)
\(b\)   width, often cross section \(in \;or\; ft\) \(mm \;or\; m\)
\(b_f\) - width of the flange of a steel beam cross section \(in\) \(mm\)
\(\alpha\) alpha Womersley number dimensionless number dimensionless number
\(W\) - work \(ft-lbf\) \(J\)
\(W\) - work \(Btu\) \(kJ\)
\(W\) - work \(HP-hr\) \(MJ\)
\(W\) - work done on a system \(ft-lbf\) \(kW\)
\(\phi\) phi work function - -
\(W\) - work per unit mass \(Btu\;/\;lbm\) \(kJ\;/\;kg\)