aerodynamic lift


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aerodynamic lift

[‚e·ro·dī′nam·ik ′lift]
(fluid mechanics)
That component of the total aerodynamic force acting on a body perpendicular to the undisturbed airflow relative to the body. Also known as lift.
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Wind tunnel investigations on car-body aerodynamic lift have been performed by Joel A.
Most LTA systems, including the BAT, must attain a particular angle of attack in order to guarantee aerodynamic lift.
With envelope buoyancy providing 70 to 80 percent of the required lift and aerodynamic lift providing the remainder, engineers can maximize payload ranges and optimize fuel and speed efficiencies.
However, it does highlight the fact that aeroplanes did fly in the first decades of the 20th century, largely as a result of the work of practical engineers and designers, and despite the theoreticians having an incomplete and flawed understanding of aerodynamic lift.
Network relationships can propel scholars, provide aerodynamic lift, and enable scholarly tailgating.
Code-named ``Walrus,'' the new airship would fly using a combination of lighter-than-air gas - like conventional blimps or World War I zeppelins - and aerodynamic lift generated by the craft's shape, as well as thrust vectoring.
The makers of this new disc claim its design will maintain its aerodynamic lift and keep it moving forward.
Flaps are special retractable panels on aircraft wings which increase aerodynamic lift.
Aerodynamic lift takes more than half of the aircraft's weight off the water and with a tap on the back-stick energy is translated into flying mode.
At the same time MG have been able to cut aerodynamic lift, which literally tries to make a car fly as speeds increase, by more than 28 per cent.
The conventional airplane uses air for two crucial flight elements: aerodynamic lift and forward thrust.

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