drag area

drag area

An area of hypothetical surface that has an absolute drag coefficient of 1.
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He expressed these views while visiting Tehsil Drag area of Musa Khail.
It's great to see them make a comeback, even if many birders, me included, have spent several hours searching the Long Drag area without any success.
The new sedan has a drag coefficient of 0.22 Cd and a frontal area of 2.20 square meters, equating to a drag area of less than 0.49 square meters.
It corrects a high drag area of the airplane to more closely match the design of the 1970 and later Cardinals, improving airflow, rate of climb and cruise speed.
For comparison, a standard FGGE-type drifter had a drag area ratio of 10-12 and a downwind slip of 8 cm/s in 10 m/s winds [21,22].
where d/dt and [d.sup.2]/[dt.sup.2] are the first (velocity) and second (acceleration) derivatives with respect to time, v is the velocity of the ball relative to the air, [rho] is the air density (1.225 kg [m.sup.-3] at sea level and 15[degrees]C), SCd is the 'drag area' of the ball, m is the mass of the ball (0.435 kg), andg is the acceleration due to gravity (9.81 m x [s.sup.-2]).
So, when comparing vehicles of different sizes--or vehicles and door mirrors--the drag area (CDA) should be used.
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.