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American Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 2021, 9(1), 1-6
DOI: 10.12691/ajme-9-1-1
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Why Conventional Engineering Science should be Abandoned, and the New Engineering Science that should Replace It

Eugene F. Adiutori1,

1Ventuno Press, 1094 Sixth Lane N. Naples, FL 34102

Pub. Date: December 30, 2020

Cite this paper:
Eugene F. Adiutori. Why Conventional Engineering Science should be Abandoned, and the New Engineering Science that should Replace It. American Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 2021; 9(1):1-6. doi: 10.12691/ajme-9-1-1

Abstract

Conventional engineering science should be abandoned because: Engineering laws that are proportional equations (such as q = hΔT) cannot describe nonlinear phenomena (such as boiling heat transfer). Engineering laws were created by assigning dimensions to numbers, in violation of the conventional view that dimensions must not be assigned to numbers. Contrived parameters (such as heat transfer coefficient) make it impossible to solve nonlinear problems with the variables separated, greatly complicating solutions. All engineering equations are irrational because they attempt to describe how the numerical values and dimensions of parameters are related, when in fact equations can rationally describe only how numerical values are related. In the new engineering science described herein: Engineering laws describe proportional, linear, and nonlinear phenomena. No engineering laws were created by assigning dimensions to numbers. There are no contrived parameters (such as heat transfer coefficient), and therefore nonlinear problems are solved with the variables separated. All engineering equations are rational because they describe only how the numerical values of parameters are related.

Keywords:
conventional engineering science dimensional homogeneity Fourier heat transfer coefficient laws of engineering nonlinear phenomena parameter symbols

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