@article{ajme2021911,
author={Adiutori, Eugene F.},
title={Why Conventional Engineering Science should be Abandoned, and the New Engineering Science that should Replace It},
journal={American Journal of Mechanical Engineering},
volume={9},
number={1},
pages={1--6},
year={2021},
url={http://pubs.sciepub.com/ajme/9/1/1},
issn={2328-4110},
abstract={Conventional engineering science should be abandoned because: Engineering laws that are *proportional *equations (such as *q = h*Δ*T*) *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.},
doi={10.12691/ajme-9-1-1}
publisher={Science and Education Publishing}
}