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planform

[′plan‚fȯrm]
(aerospace engineering)
The shape or form of an object, such as an airfoil, as seen from above, as in a plan view.
(geography)
A body of water's outline or morphology as defined by the still water line.

planform

planform
Straight wing
planform
Joined wing
planform
Sweptback
planform
Delta with canard
The outline of a wing of an aircraft as viewed from above. It is the shape one would see in a blueprint or a “plan.”
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We divided the recorded force by the mussel's planform area to calculate tenacity.
We measured the width and height of the individuals within each group, calculated their planform areas, and summed these areas for use in calculating whole-group tenacity:
929, n = 178} to convert Brosnan's measurements of length to planform area, allowing me to express the force of dislodgment relative to the area over which lift might act (tenacity, in pascals).
pl] Planform area 12 b A coefficient 21 c A coefficient 21 [C.
l], is measured relative to the organism's planform area, [A.
The planform area of each sample was estimated using ImageJ, an image analysis program distributed by the Research Services Branch of the National Institutes of Health.
Carrington found no significant relationship between cross-sectional area of the stipe and thallus planform area (P [much greater than] 0.
Equating this expression for breaking force with Equation 5 (the expression for drag at high velocities) and solving for planform area, we find that