Mach Number of Compressible Fluid Flow Solution

STEP 0: Pre-Calculation Summary
Formula Used
Mach Number = Velocity of Fluid/Speed of Sound
Ma = V/c
This formula uses 3 Variables
Variables Used
Mach Number - Mach Number is defined as the ratio of the actual speed of the fluid (or an object in still fluid) to the speed of sound in the same fluid at the same state.
Velocity of Fluid - (Measured in Meter per Second) - Velocity of Fluid is a vector quantity (it has both magnitude and direction) and is the rate of change of the position of an object with respect to time.
Speed of Sound - (Measured in Meter per Second) - Speed of Sound is the distance travelled per unit of time by a sound wave as it propagates through an elastic medium.
STEP 1: Convert Input(s) to Base Unit
Velocity of Fluid: 101 Meter per Second --> 101 Meter per Second No Conversion Required
Speed of Sound: 343 Meter per Second --> 343 Meter per Second No Conversion Required
STEP 2: Evaluate Formula
Substituting Input Values in Formula
Ma = V/c --> 101/343
Evaluating ... ...
Ma = 0.294460641399417
STEP 3: Convert Result to Output's Unit
0.294460641399417 --> No Conversion Required
FINAL ANSWER
0.294460641399417 <-- Mach Number
(Calculation completed in 00.016 seconds)

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Mach Number = Velocity of Fluid/Speed of Sound
Ma = V/c

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How to Calculate Mach Number of Compressible Fluid Flow?

Mach Number of Compressible Fluid Flow calculator uses Mach Number = Velocity of Fluid/Speed of Sound to calculate the Mach Number, The Mach Number of Compressible Fluid Flow formula is defined as the ratio of the actual speed of the fluid (or an object in still fluid) to the speed of sound in the same fluid at the same state. Mach number can also be defined as the ratio of inertial forces to elastic forces. If Ma is less than about 1/3, the flow may be approximated as incompressible since the effects of compressibility become significant only when the Mach number exceeds this value. Note that the Mach number depends on the speed of sound, which depends on the state of the fluid. Therefore, the Mach number of an aircraft cruising at constant velocity in still air may be different at different locations. The flow is called sonic when Ma = 1, subsonic when Ma < 1, supersonic when Ma > 1, hypersonic when Ma >> 1, and transonic when Ma ≅ 1. Mach Number is denoted by Ma symbol.

How to calculate Mach Number of Compressible Fluid Flow using this online calculator? To use this online calculator for Mach Number of Compressible Fluid Flow, enter Velocity of Fluid (V) & Speed of Sound (c) and hit the calculate button. Here is how the Mach Number of Compressible Fluid Flow calculation can be explained with given input values -> 0.294461 = 101/343.

FAQ

What is Mach Number of Compressible Fluid Flow?
The Mach Number of Compressible Fluid Flow formula is defined as the ratio of the actual speed of the fluid (or an object in still fluid) to the speed of sound in the same fluid at the same state. Mach number can also be defined as the ratio of inertial forces to elastic forces. If Ma is less than about 1/3, the flow may be approximated as incompressible since the effects of compressibility become significant only when the Mach number exceeds this value. Note that the Mach number depends on the speed of sound, which depends on the state of the fluid. Therefore, the Mach number of an aircraft cruising at constant velocity in still air may be different at different locations. The flow is called sonic when Ma = 1, subsonic when Ma < 1, supersonic when Ma > 1, hypersonic when Ma >> 1, and transonic when Ma ≅ 1 and is represented as Ma = V/c or Mach Number = Velocity of Fluid/Speed of Sound. Velocity of Fluid is a vector quantity (it has both magnitude and direction) and is the rate of change of the position of an object with respect to time & Speed of Sound is the distance travelled per unit of time by a sound wave as it propagates through an elastic medium.
How to calculate Mach Number of Compressible Fluid Flow?
The Mach Number of Compressible Fluid Flow formula is defined as the ratio of the actual speed of the fluid (or an object in still fluid) to the speed of sound in the same fluid at the same state. Mach number can also be defined as the ratio of inertial forces to elastic forces. If Ma is less than about 1/3, the flow may be approximated as incompressible since the effects of compressibility become significant only when the Mach number exceeds this value. Note that the Mach number depends on the speed of sound, which depends on the state of the fluid. Therefore, the Mach number of an aircraft cruising at constant velocity in still air may be different at different locations. The flow is called sonic when Ma = 1, subsonic when Ma < 1, supersonic when Ma > 1, hypersonic when Ma >> 1, and transonic when Ma ≅ 1 is calculated using Mach Number = Velocity of Fluid/Speed of Sound. To calculate Mach Number of Compressible Fluid Flow, you need Velocity of Fluid (V) & Speed of Sound (c). With our tool, you need to enter the respective value for Velocity of Fluid & Speed of Sound and hit the calculate button. You can also select the units (if any) for Input(s) and the Output as well.
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