drag area

drag area

An area of hypothetical surface that has an absolute drag coefficient of 1.
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As also recently pointed out in the "Penetrator Development within framework of a Jovian Moon mission - Phase 2" activity (C213- 002PA) a relatively high drag area is needed to get the required trajectory turn over.
The flight trajectory calculations also required an estimate of the drag area of the ball, SCd.
For the aerodynamic model of the flight of the ball, best agreement between the measured and calculated kick distances was achieved with a drag area of [SC.
We're seeking to maximize the drag area of the entry system.
There are two main areas where street girls operate - The Drag area in the city centre and the Calton-Glasgow Green area in the east end.
Not only are the exterior surfaces taut and sleek such that there is flushness between the sheet metal and glass, there is even what Williamsen described as an "air kicker" molded into the lenses of the taillights: its purpose is to move the air so that it doesn't go to the drag area formed in the rear fascia by the license plate indentation.
Married father-of-three Chalmers, a pounds 50,000-a-year government official, resigned in shame as he was about to be exposed as a man who trawled the notorious drag area in the city's centre in search of cheap sex.
However, until more employment arrives in the area, statistics will continue to drag areas such as Gurnos into the mud.
We are starting to talk about the regions within California as the trade doesn't know the geographical size, We don't want to drag areas like the Napa Valley down we want to bring others up.
That is why you see people down on the drag areas, drinking themselves to death.