Wilfrid Noel Bond

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Wilfrid Noel Bond
Wilfrid Noel Bond, academic dress.jpg
Bond c. 1920
Born (1897-12-27)27 December 1897
St Albans, Hertfordshire
Died 25 August 1937(1937-08-25) (aged 39)
Minehead, Somerset
Known for Bond number
Scientific career
Fields Fluid mechanics

Wilfrid Noel Bond (27 December 1897 – 25 August 1937) was an English physicist and engineer known for his work in fluid mechanics. He received his Doctor of Science from the University of London, and was a lecturer at the University of Reading from 1921 until his death.[1][2] The Bond number, used in fluid mechanics to characterize the shape of bubbles and drops, is named after him.[3]


  • An Introduction to Fluid Motion (1925)
  • Numerical Examples in Physics (1931)
  • Probability and Random Errors (1935)


  1. ^ Hager, Willi H. (2012). "Wilfrid Noel Bond and the Bond number". Journal of Hydraulic Research. 50 (1): 3–9. doi:10.1080/00221686.2011.649839. ISSN 0022-1686. 
  2. ^ "Dr. W. N. Bond". Nature. 140 (3547): 716–716. 1937. Bibcode:1937Natur.140Q.716.. doi:10.1038/140716a0. ISSN 0028-0836. 
  3. ^ Kunes, Josef (2012-02-13). Dimensionless Physical Quantities in Science and Engineering. Elsevier. p. 95. ISBN 9780123914583.