aerodynamic stability

aerodynamic stability

[‚e·ro·dī′nam·ik stə′bil·əd·ē]
(aerospace engineering)
The property of a body in the air, such as an aircraft or rocket, to maintain its attitude, or to resist displacement, and if displaced, to develop aerodynamic forces and moments tending to restore the original condition.
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The aeroelastic bridge model test is used to determine the wind induced loading, stresses, deflections and aerodynamic stability.
At system level the following aspects will have to be considered: Packing, configuration, aerodynamic stability, potential separation strategies.
With a projected top speed of 250-plus mph, aerodynamic stability and occupant safety and minimal drag were paramount concerns.
It then will undergo a complete systems functional check and flight-test schedule to verify aerodynamic stability and control.
The rear wing assembly provides aerodynamic stability during flight.
The Airfoil Group contains a rear wing assembly that provides aerodynamic stability during flight.
Other test objectives included demonstrating aerodynamic stability, proper telemeter operation, successful up-reference determination, successful roll stabilization, and proper command control option (flight restraint system) system response.
Strakes are banded to the body of the warhead to provide aerodynamic stability in flight.
A flared structure attached to the propulsion module provides the necessary aerodynamic stability.
The conclusions confirm the success of our latest development period that resolved the final details of design -- the ballistics and aerodynamic stability needed to ensure the bullet's accurate delivery, and the mechanisms that guarantee non-injurious impact.
The round maintained aerodynamic stability throughout its flight and demonstrated an in-flight divert capability well in excess of the company's design requirements for Increment 1, which is a 50 meter CEP.
Modeling the aerodynamic stability, control and handling qualities of the vehicle on a supercomputer takes the place of expensive and time-consuming testing.