Shape factor refers to a value that is affected by an object's shape but is independent of its dimensions. It may refer to one of number of values in physics, engineering, image analysis, or statistics.
- Shape factor, or shaping factor, a performance measure for filters such as band-pass filters
- Shape factor of crystallites, a term in the Scherrer equation used in X-ray diffraction
- The view factor in the field of radiative heat transfer
- Shape factor (boundary layer flow)
- Structural indices derived from falling weight deflectometer data
In image analysis:
- The shape parameter, sometimes referred to as the shape factor, of some probability distributions
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