Cauchy Number

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff. Posted in Dimensionless Numbers

Cauchy number is a dimensionless number expressing the ratio of inertial force to compressibility force in a flow.

FORMULA

\(Ca =  \frac {v^2   \rho  }  { B }      \)

Where:

\(Ca  \) = Cauchy number

\(v  \) = flow velocity

\(\rho  \) (Greek symbol rho) = density

\(B\) = bulk modulus elasticity

Solve for:

\(v =  \sqrt { \frac {Ca   B}{\rho}  }  \)

\(\rho =  \frac {Ca  B}  { v^2  }    \)

\(B =  \frac {v^2  \rho}  { Ca }  \)

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