Definition of Reynolds stress in English:

Reynolds stress

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noun

Physics
  • The net rate of transfer of momentum across a surface in a fluid resulting from turbulence in the fluid.
    More example sentences
    • This concept is not so simple to apply, because the average flow is affected by the unsteady vortical patterns through the Reynolds stresses.

Origin

1940s: named after Osborne Reynolds (see Reynolds number).

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