Prandtl number

[ prahn-tl ]
/ ˈprɑn tl /

noun Physics, Thermodynamics.

the ratio of the fluid viscosity to the thermal conductivity of a substance, a low number indicating high convection.

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Origin of Prandtl number

1930–35; named after Ludwig Prandtl (1875–1953), German physicist

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