Journal article

A mathematical determination of von Karman's constant, kappa

Roger L Hughes

JOURNAL OF HYDRAULIC RESEARCH | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

One of the few fundamental constants in fluid mechanics is von Karman's constant governing many turbulent flows. Using an energy argument and mathematical symmetry it is argued here that von Karman's constant is Κ = 0.414 (with derivable corrections for specific applications. © 2007 International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research.

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