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  1. Design and Analysis of Multi-Factored Experiments Dimensional Analysis DOE Course

  2. Dimensional Analysis • Dimensional analysis is a mathematical method which is of considerable value in problems which occur in engineering. • Dimensional analysis is essentially a means of utilizing partial knowledge of a problem when the details are too obscure to permit an exact analysis. • Dimensional Analysis is also known as Partial Analysis – problem is partially solve and still require experimentation to obtain a functional relationship. DOE Course

  3. Basic Dimensions • Variables used in engineering are usually expressed in terms of a limited number of basic dimensions namely: Mass (M), Length (L), Time (T), and sometimes Temperature (q). • E.g. Velocity, V= length/time or LT-1 • Force, F = mass x accel (N) = MLT-2 • Viscosity, m = N.s/m2 = ML-1T-1 • Flow rate, Q = m3/s = L3T-1 • Hence most physical quantities we deal with have only 3 basic dimensions: M, L, T. DOE Course

  4. Uses of Dimensional Analysis • Four main uses of DA: • Checking the consistency of units, making sure that the LHS has the same units as the RHS of an equation. i.e dimensional homogeneity. E.g. E (ML2T-2)= mc2 (ML2T-2)  apples + apples = apples. • Determining the units of empirical coefficients – e.g. V = C R1/2S1/2 What’s the units of Chezy’s C? • Understanding complex phenomenon by expressing functional relationships in terms of dimensionless parameters to reduce the dimensionality of the problem and to simplify the analysis. This helps to establish the form of an equation relating a number of variables. • To assist in the analysis of experimental results. DOE Course

  5. General Ideas • If any physical quantity, J, is considered, it will be possible to reduce it to some function of the three fundamental dimensions, M, L, and T. • i.e. J = f [M, L, T] • If the magnitude of J is compared for two similar systems, then: • J”/J’ = f [M, L, T]”/ f [M, L, T]’= lJ • Evidently, this ratio must be dimensionless. • This is true if the function is in the form of a product: J = K [Ma Lb Tc] DOE Course

  6. General ideas (continued) • Where K is a numeric value, and a, b, and c are powers or indices who magnitudes have to be determined. • E.g. J = velocity, then K=1, a=0, b=1, c= -1, since velocity has dimensions LT-1. • It can be argued that dimensional relationships are arbitrary, since the magnitudes depend on the choice of units (feet, metres, pounds, kilograms, etc.) • For this reason, an equation which is a statement of a physical law is often used in a dimensionless form. • Dimensionless equations are completely general, and are therefore frequently the basis for representation of experimental data. DOE Course

  7. There are many methods of dimensional analysis. The techniques have been progressively refined over the years. Rayleigh’s Indicial method – oldest method Buckingham p theorem – most famous method Hunsaker and Rightmire’s method – quick method Matrix Method – modern method using a computer for matrix inversion. All methods are absolutely dependent on the correct identification of all the factors which govern the physical events being analyzed. Methods of Dimensional Analysis DOE Course

  8. The omission of a single factor may give quite misleading results. • Hence, dimensional analysis is not unlike DOE. Choice of factors that influence the response must be carefully chosen. • DOE can be used for factors that cannot be expressed in physical quantities e.g. categorical variables (colours, gender, material types, etc.) • However, DOE can be combined with DA to obtain functional relationships in an efficient way. • More on this later. DOE Course

  9. Rayleigh’s method • Consider a problem involving a scale model test of a hydraulic machine. The thrust force F, velocity v, viscosity m and density r of the fluid is given including a typical size of the system, L, is also given. • Two questions must be posed, namely: • How to analyze or plot the data in the most informative way, and • How to relate the performance of the model to that of the working prototype. DOE Course

  10. Solution • Let’s postulate that the force F is related to the other given quantities: [1] F = f [r, v, m, L] • The form of the function is completely unknown, but it has been proposed earlier that: • The function must be in the form of a power product • There must be a dimensional balance between both sides of the equation DOE Course

  11. From [1], the equation maybe rewritten as: [2] F = K [ra vbmc, Ld] • So obviously, for dimensional homogeneity, the dimensions on the LHS must equal those on the RHS. • Expressing each quantity in [2] in terms of its dimensions, • MLT-2 = K[ (ML-3)a (LT-1)b (ML-1T-1)c Ld] • Equating the indices for M, L, and T, • M: 1 = a + c • L: 1 = -3a + b - c + d • T: -2 = -b - c or 2 = b + c DOE Course

  12. Thus we have 3 equations but 4 unknowns, so a complete solution is not attainable. • We can only obtain a partial solution. • Let’s express all indices in terms of say c. • a = 1 – c • b = 2 – c • d = 2 – c • Substituting for a, b, and d in [2]: • F = K [r1-c v2-cmc L2-c] DOE Course

  13. Or, • Since the function represents a product, it may be restated as: DOE Course

  14. Or as: • Where: K and c are unknown and must be obtained by experimentation. • Key points to note from the above equation: • Two groups have emerged from the analysis. If you check, it will be found that both groups are dimensionless. • Dimensionless groups are independent of units and of scale and are therefore equally applicable to the model or to the prototype DOE Course

  15. Both groups represent ratios of forces: thrust force/inertial force, and inertial force/viscous force. • All three fundamental dimensions are present. Therefore, if the model is to truly represent the prototype, then both model and prototype must conform to the law of dynamic similarity, i.e. the magnitude of each dimensionless group must be the same for the model as for the prototype. • The dimensionless groupings of variables are not unique. Different dimensionless groups can emerge. • The Raleigh indicial method is okay as long as the number of variables is small. DOE Course

  16. Another example • The velocity of propagation of a pressure wave through a liquid can be expected to depend on the elasticity of the liquid represented by the bulk modulus K, and its mass density r. Establish by D. A. the form of the possible relationship. • Assume: u = C Karb • U = velocity = L T-1, r = M L-3, K = M L-1 T-2 • L T-1 = Ma L-a T-2a x Mb L-3b • M: 0 = a + b • L: 1 = -a – 3b • T: -1 = - 2a DOE Course

  17. Therefore: a = ½ , b = -½, and a possible equation is: • Rayleigh’s method is not always so straightforward. Consider the situation of flow over a U-notched weir. • Q = f(r, m, H, g) • [Q] = [C ra mb Hc gd] [ ] => dimensions of • Using the M, L, T system, • [L3 T-1] = [ML-3]a [M L-1 T-1]b [L]c [L T-2]d • M: 0 = a + b (1) • L: 3 = -3a –b +c + d (2) • T: -1 = - b – 2d (3) DOE Course

  18. We have only 3 equations, but there are 4 unknowns. Need to express a, b, c, in terms of d. • b = 1 – 2d • a = -b = 2d -1 • c = 3 + 3a + b – d = 1 + 3d • Q = C r(2d-1)m(1-2d) H(1+3d) g(d) or DOE Course

  19. Buckingham P theorem (1915) • This is perhaps the mother of all dimensional analysis methods. Many other methods were built upon this method. • Buckingham proposed that: • If a physical phenomenon was a function of m quantities and n fundamental dimensions, dimensional analysis would produce (m-n) P groups; • Each P should be a function of n governing variables plus one more quantity; • The governing quantities must include all fundamental dimensions; • The governing quantities must not combine among themselves to form a dimensionless group; • As each P is dimensionless, the final function must be dimensionless, and therefore dimensionally: • f [P1, P2, …, Pm-n] = M0 L0 T0 DOE Course

  20. Example 1 • Using the previous problem, there were 5 quantities (F, r, v, m, L) and 3 dimensions (M, L, T), from which we can derive 2 groups. • First choose 3 governing variables that together must contain M, L, and T. Let’s choose: r, v, L. • Combine them with one other variable to get P1: P1 = ra vb Lc F = M0 L0 T0 • Therefore: • (ML-3)a (LT-1)b Lc (MLT-2) = M0L0T0 DOE Course

  21. Example 1 (continued) • Equating indices: • M: a+1 = 0, therefore a = -1 • T: -b – 2 = 0, therefore b = -2 • L: -3a + b + c + 1 = 0 • Substituting for a and b, c = -2. • So, P1 = F/rv2L2 • Repeat the process with the other variable: • P2 = ra vb Lcm = M0 L0 T0 = m/rvL, as before DOE Course

  22. Example 2 • The head loss per unit length (Dh/L) of pipe in turbulent flow through a smooth pipe depends on v, D, r, g, and m. Determine the general form of the equation. • F(Dh/L, v, D, r, m, g) = 0; 6 variables, 3 dimensions, 3 p terms. • That is: p1 = f(p2, p3). • Choose 3 repeating variables: v, D, and r DOE Course

  23. M: z1 + 1 = 0 • L: x1 + y1 – 3z1 – 1 = 0 • T: -x1 – 1 = 0 • Therefore: x1 = -1, z1 = -1, and y1 = -1. or or DOE Course

  24. Final solution: • Where Re = Reynold’s number, and Fr = Froude number = DOE Course

  25. Rightmire and Hunsaker’s method (1947) • This method is easier to use and quicker than Buckingham’s method. The method is similar the Buckingham’s method by use of repeating variables, but express them in term of the variables themselves. • e.g. D to represent Length, [L] = D • v to represent Time, [T] = L/v = D/v • r to represent Mass, [M] = rL3 = rD3 DOE Course

  26. Example • p1: g = L T-2 = v2D D-2 = v2 D-1, • therefore p1 = • p2: m = M L-1 T-1 = • Therefore: p2 = • p3 = , as before. DOE Course

  27. Another example • A spherical drop of liquid of diameter D oscillates under the influence of its surface tension. Investigate the frequency of oscillation f. • F(f,s, D, r) = 0 • Answer: DOE Course

  28. Matrix method • Best for problems with many variables. Can be solved using a matrix inversion routine. • Consider a problem with 7 variables in 4 dimensions (M, L, T, q) • First form the dimensional matrix: A B DOE Course

  29. a b c d e f g a b c d • 0 0 0 • 0 1 0 0 • 0 0 1 0 • 0 0 0 1 • We need to transform the above matrix to: • I = A-1A D = A-1B • A-1 = adj A/ |A| • Whatever operation was done to get the unit matrix on the left must be also done on the right to get D. DOE Course

  30. Consider the earlier problem of the head loss per unit length. • F(Dh/L, v, g, D, r, m) = 0 r v D g mDh/L M L T 1 0 0 0 1 0 -3 1 1 1 -1 0 0 -1 0 -2 -1 0 Inverse of A can be obtained by Matlab, Minitab or by hand A B DOE Course

  31. D = The three p terms are: D = The matrix method can obtain the p terms all in one go instead of one term at a time. DOE Course

  32. Comments about Dimensional Analysis • Most important but most difficult problem in applying DA to any problem is the selection of the variables involved. There is no easy way of identifying the correct variables without specialized knowledge about the phenomenon being investigated. • If you select too many variables, you get too many p terms and may require much additional experimentation to eliminate them. • If important variables are omitted, then an incorrect result will be obtained, which may prove to be costly and difficult to ascertain. DOE Course

  33. Type of variables: • Geometry – length, angles, diameter, or area. • Material properties – r, m, elasticity, etc. • External effects – any variable that tends to produce a change in the system e.g. forces, pressures, velocities, gravity, etc. • You need to keep the number of variables to a minimum, and that they are independent. E.g. D and Area need not be included together because one is derived from the other. Therefore, heavy thinking is required in variable selection  similar to DOE. DOE Course

  34. Points to consider in the selection of variables: • Clearly define the problem. What is the main response variable of interest? That is, what is Y? • Consider the basic laws that govern the phenomenon. Even a crude theory may be useful. • Start the selection process by grouping the variables in the 3 broad classes: geometry, material properties, and external effects. • Consider other variables that may not fall into one of the three categories, e.g. time, temperature, colour, equipment, etc. DOE Course

  35. Be sure to include all quantities that enter the problem even though some of them may be held constant e.g. g. For D.A. it is the dimensions of the quantities that are important – not specific values. • Make sure that all variables are independent – look for relationships among subsets of the variables (same as DOE). • Remember that after a dimensional analysis, you still need to carry out the experiment to relate the dimensionless groups. Hence DOE may be needed unless you have only 1 or 2 p terms. • Remember the first lecture? DOE Course

  36. More on p terms • Specific p terms obtained depend on the somewhat arbitrary selection of repeating variables. For example, if we choose: • m, D, g instead of r, D, v, we would end up with a different set of p terms. Both results would be correct, and both would lead to the same final equation for Dh/L, however, the function relating the different p terms would be different. DOE Course

  37. Hence, there is not a unique set of p terms which arises from a dimensional analysis. However the required number of p terms is fixed, and once a correct set is determined all other possible sets can be developed from this set by combination of products of the original set. • e.g. if we have problem involving 3 p terms, p1 = f(p2, p3) • we can combine the p terms to give a new p term: DOE Course

  38. or even as • Then the relationship could be expressed as: • All these would be correct; however, the required number of p terms cannot be reduced by this manipulation; only the form of the p terms is altered. DOE Course

  39. Which form of p terms is best? There is no simple answer. Best to keep it simple. Some p terms are well-known dimensionless numbers like Reynolds, Froude, Mach, Weber, Cauchy, Euler, etc. • In pipe flow problems, the Reynold’s number is prominent while in open channel and ocean engineering problems, the Froude number is more relevant. • So it all depends on the field of investigation. DOE Course

  40. Correlation of Experimental Data • One of the most important uses of dimensional analysis is an aid in the efficient handling, interpretation, and correlation of experimental data. • As noted earlier, DA cannot provide a complete answer and a specific relationship among the p terms cannot be determined without experimentation. The degree of difficulty obviously depends on the number of p terms. DOE Course

  41. Problems with: • 1 p term p = C where C = a constant • 2 p terms p1 = f(p2)  simple regression problem • > 2 p terms p1 = f(p2, p3)  multiple regression problem • With more and more p terms, a DOE approach may be needed and may require the use of RSM if relationship is nonlinear. DOE Course

  42. Example • The pressure drop per unit length, Dp/L for the flow of blood through a horizontal small diameter tube is a function of flow rate Q, diameter D, and the blood viscosity m. For a series of test with D = 2 mm and m = 0.004 Ns/m2, the following data were obtained for Dp measured over a length of 300 mm. • Q (m3/s): 3.64.96.3 7.9 9.8 (x 10-6) Dp (N/m2): 1.1 1.5 1.9 2.4 3.0 (x 104) • Perform a DA for this problem and make use of the data to determine a general relationship between Dp and Q, one that is valid for other values of D, L and m. DOE Course

  43. Solution • 4 variables, F (Dp/L, D, Q, m) = 0, • i.e. 4 – 3 = 1 p term • From D.A. (try this yourself), we get: • Substituting the values used in the experiment, = constant. Try this yourself = DOE Course

  44. = [ 40.6, 40.7, 40.1 40.4 40.7] • Using the data obtained from the experiment, • Average for constant C = 40.5, hence: DOE Course

  45. Example 2 • A liquid flows with a velocity v through a hole in the side of a tank. Assume that v = f(h, g, r, s). Where h is the height of water above the hole, r is the density of the fluid, and s the surface tension. The density r is 1000 kg/m3, and s = 0.074 N/m. The data obtained by changing h and measuring v are: • V (m/s) 3.13 4.43 5.42 6.25 7.00 • h (m) 0.50 1.00 1.50 2.00 2.50 • Plot the data using appropriate dimensional variables. Could any of the original variables have been omitted? DOE Course

  46. Solution • 5 variables, F(v, h, g, r, s) = 0, 2 p terms. • From dimensional analysis, • rgh2/s: 3.31 13.3 28.8 53.0 82.9 • v/(gh)1/2:1.41 1.41 1.41 1.41 1.41 • Plotting the data will show that is • Independent of which means that r and s can be omitted. Of course this is well-known if one were to apply the Bernoulli equation to solve the problem. DOE Course

  47. References • Chapter 2, 3, 4 notes from course website. • Thomas Szirtes (1998): Applied Dimensional Analysis and Modeling, McGraw Hill, 790 pages. • Most books in physics and fluid mechanics. • See by Islam and Lye (2007) on combined use of DA and DOE. DOE Course