Reynolds number

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Hi, this is going to sound very stupid.
Is Red the same as Re?
Its just that in some equations, I have Red, and then in others Re. It might not sound like much of a problem, but I'd really appreciate if someone could clear things up for me. Thanks!
 

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FredGarvin
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Reynolds number with a subscript usually pertains to the RE with respect to a particular characteristic dimension of an object. For example, in a lot of problems looking at flows past flat plates, you will see [tex]RE_x[/tex] for the RE along the length of the plate measured from the leading edge of the plate. Perhaps the usage in your case is the flow past a cylinder or sphere.
 
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ohh right. Diameter, that's what it stands for. Its pipe flow. Thanks!
 

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