eng
Science and Education Publishing
American Journal of Mechanical Engineering
2328-4110
2020-12-30
9
1
1
6
10.12691/ajme-9-1-1
AJME2021911
article
Why Conventional Engineering Science should be Abandoned, and the New Engineering Science that should Replace It
Eugene F. Adiutori
efadiutori@aol.com
1
Ventuno Press, 1094 Sixth Lane N. Naples, FL 34102
Conventional engineering science should be abandoned because: Engineering laws that are proportional equations (such as q = hT) 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.
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conventional engineering science
dimensional homogeneity
Fourier
heat transfer coefficient
laws of engineering
nonlinear phenomena
parameter symbols