# Froude number

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 Revision as of 17:42, 20 September 2005 (view source)← Older edit Revision as of 17:43, 20 September 2005 (view source)Newer edit → Line 1: Line 1: - [[Category:Dimensionless Parameters]] + [[Category:Dimensionless parameters]] The Froude number is the ratio of the flow speed to the speed of infinitesimal (incompressible) gravity waves in the same medium. It has application in phenomena such as [[Hydraulic Jump]]. The Froude number is the ratio of the flow speed to the speed of infinitesimal (incompressible) gravity waves in the same medium. It has application in phenomena such as [[Hydraulic Jump]].

## Revision as of 17:43, 20 September 2005

The Froude number is the ratio of the flow speed to the speed of infinitesimal (incompressible) gravity waves in the same medium. It has application in phenomena such as Hydraulic Jump.

$Fr = \frac{U}{\sqrt{gH}}$