Coriolis Acceleration

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Fluid Dynamics

coriolis acceleration 1Coriolis acceleration, abbreviated as \(a_c\), is caused by Coriolis force.  It always acts perpendicular to the angular velocity and linear velocity.


Coriolis Acceleration Formula

\(\large{ a_c =  2 \; v \; \omega \; sin \; \theta  }\)   


 Units English Metric
\(\large{ a_c }\) = Coriolis acceleration \(\large{\frac{ft}{sec^2}}\) \(\large{\frac{m}{s^2}}\)
\(\large{ \theta }\) (Greek symbol theta) = angle \(\large{deg}\) \(\large{rad}\)
\(\large{ \omega }\)   (Greek symbol omega) = angular velocity \(\large{\frac{deg}{sec}}\) \(\large{\frac{rad}{sec}}\)
\(\large{ v }\) = velocity \(\large{\frac{ft}{sec}}\) \(\large{\frac{m}{s}}\)


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