Definitions for "FROUDE NUMBER"
Dimensionless parameter that is the ratio of inertial to gravitational force. The Froude number value is one for critical flow, where the specific energy is minimum for a given depth. : The sum of the inflows to the system, used in the water-balance computation. See also BC, Q, D, S1, S2, and R.
A non-dimensional number indicating the relation between a vessel's length and its speed.
A dimensionless number that represents the ratio of inertial to gravitational fluid forces. High Froude numbers can be indicative of high flow velocity and the potential for scour.