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Aerodynamic force

Definition of the noun aerodynamic force

What does aerodynamic force mean as a name of something?


  1. forces acting on airfoils in motion relative to the air (or other gaseous fluids)
    • lexical domain: Natural Phenomena - nouns denoting natural phenomena
    • more generic word: force = the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
    • more specific terms: aerodynamic lift / lift = the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity


Aerodynamic force is exerted on a body by the air in which the body is immersed, and is due to the relative motion between the body and the gas.

  • also known as Full aerodynamic force

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Aerodynamic force

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Aerodynamics (2015)

by Frank Hitchens

Aerodynamic force coefficient The force coefficient is a dimensionless ratio between average dynamic pressure (aerodynamic force per unit area) and air stream dynamic pressure . The aerodynamic force coefficient associated with lift and ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Space Technology, Revised Edition (2009)

by Joseph A. Angelo

aerodynamic force The LIFT (L) and/or DRAG (D) forces ...

Google previewAeronautical Dictionary (2004)

With Emphasis on ATC Communications Terms by J. Deborah Balter

Aerodynamic Force - A force 1) acting on the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1976)

Volume 3 - Ballistics Calculations to Box-Jenkins Approach to Time Series Analysis and Forecasting by Jack Belzer, Albert G. Holzman, Allen Kent

Obtaining accurate aerodynamic force and moment results from ballistics tests, AGARD Conf. Proc. 10, The Fluid Dynamic Aspects of Ballistics (September 1966 ). 43. G. T. Chapman and D. B. Kirk, A method for extraction of aerodynamic ...

Google previewPilot's Encyclopedia of Aeronautical Knowledge (2013)

Federal Aviation Administration by Federal Aviation Administration Federal Aviation Administration

The upelevator position decreases the camber of the elevator and creates a downward aerodynamic force, which is greater than the normal taildown force that exists in straightandlevel flight. The overall effect causes the tail of the airplane to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Insects (2009)

by Vincent H. Resh, Ring T. Cardé

The total aerodynamic force (thick arrow) acts perpendicular to the surface of the wing ...

Google previewPower Industry Dictionary (1996)

by Ann Chambers, Susan D. Kerr

Drag Aerodynamic force on a surface which is parallel to the airflow producing the force. Drag device A piece of equipment which pulls energy from wind primarily through drag forces. Drained A condition in which ground or surface water has ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Space and Astronomy (2009)

by Joseph A. Angelo

aerodynamic force The lift (L) and/or drag (D) forces exerted by a moving gas upon a body completely immersed in it. Lift acts in a direction normal to the flight ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

High drag Low drag tor square shape for wing shape Flow lines Eddies aerodynamic drag aerodynamic force Fluid Mechanics, a force exerted on a body by the fluid surrounding it, either drag or lift, encountered due to a relative velocity ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Play in Today's Society (2009)

by Rodney P. Carlisle

The use of some portion of the boat underwater— the hull itself, a centerboard, or a keel—provides a second force, as hydrodynamic force is generated beneath the ship while aerodynamic force is generated above it, allowing the vessel to be ...

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