aerodynamic moment

aerodynamic moment

[‚e·ro·dī′nam·ik ′mō·mənt]
(aerospace engineering)
The torque about the center of gravity of a missile or projectile moving through the atmosphere, produced by any aerodynamic force which does not act through the center of gravity.
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Consequently, a symmetrical profile gives no aerodynamic torque and in this case, at supersonic speed and on zero angle of attack, the coefficient of the aerodynamic moment [C.
In fact, with drag by viscous effects and due to the sweptback geometry for the aileron, a small, positive aerodynamic moment appears.
n] are opposite in direction and equal in magnitude, and the aerodynamic moments of the UAV remain constant (Nikolayev 1990).