aerodynamic characteristics

aerodynamic characteristics

[‚e·ro·dī′nam·ik ‚kar·ik·tə′ris·tiks]
(aerospace engineering)
The performance of a given airfoil profile as related to lift and drag, to angle of attack, and to velocity, density, viscosity, compressibility, and so on.
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This method permits to obtain the aerodynamic characteristics of the airfoils obtained through arbitrary parameters which enter in the conformal mapping of the chosen function.