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Aerodynamic Lift

Definition of the noun aerodynamic lift

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  1. the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
    • lexical domain: Natural Phenomena - nouns denoting natural phenomena
    • synonym of aerodynamic lift: lift
    • more generic term: aerodynamic force = forces acting on airfoils in motion relative to the air
    • more specific term: ground effect = apparent increase in aerodynamic lift experienced by an aircraft flying close to the ground

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Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, Neuromuscular Aspects of Sports Performance (2011)

by Paavo V. Komi

The jumpers' different ability to utilize aerodynamic lift during takeoff is probably caused by the behavior of the air stream around the upper body before and during takeoff. The dramatic decrease in take-off time (Figure 6.17) found in all ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

a missile designed to utilize aerodynamic lift during flight. 2. a missile capable of flight only within an atmosphere. aerodynamic moment see moment. aerodynamic noise Acoustics, noise that is caused ...

Google previewParry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (2009)

by Clive Parry, John P. Grant, J. Craig Barker

the height at which aerodynamic lift ceases entirely and centrifugal force takes over (the Von Karman line, c. 52 miles); (vi) the height to which an aircraft depending only on aerodynamic lift, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Agrophysics (2011)

by Jan Gliński, Józef Horabik, Jerzy Lipiec

Six types of forces are distinguished: gravitational force FG, aerodynamic drag force FD, aerodynamic lift force FL, Magnus force FM, electric forceF E , and cohesive forceF C . Forces originating from particle–particle interactions in the air such ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

amodified limbsuitable for generating aerodynamic lift.Wing membranes orpatagia are stretched between bonyelements. In birdsthe wing surface is increased by largeflight feathers ...

Google previewDictionary for Air Travel and Tourism Activities: Over 7,100 Terms on Airlines (2008)

by Homero E. Martinez

A series of flight vehicles that require air passing over an airfoil to generate aerodynamic lift, such as airplanes, gliders, helicopters and kites, either piloted or un-piloted. Heavies (Airlines): See Heavy ...

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