Coriolis Force

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Fluid Dynamics

coriolis force with rotation 1coriolis force no rotation 1Coriolis force, abbreviated as \(F_c\), also called compound centrifugal force and deflecting force, is experienced by an object traversing a path in a rotating frame of reference.


Coriolis Force Formula

\(\large{ F_c =  -2 \; m \; \left( \omega \; v_t \right)  }\)   


 Units English Metric
\(\large{ F_c }\) = Coriolis force \(\large{lbf}\) \(\large{N}\)
\(\large{ \omega }\)   (Greek symbol omega) = angular velocity \(\large{\frac{deg}{sec}}\) \(\large{\frac{rad}{sec}}\)
\(\large{ m }\) = mass \(\large{lbm}\) \(\large{kg}\)
\(\large{ v_t }\) = tangential velocity \(\large{\frac{ft}{sec}}\) \(\large{\frac{m}{s}}\)


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