aerodynamic stability

aerodynamic stability

[‚e·ro·dī′nam·ik stə′bil·əd·ē]
(aerospace engineering)
The property of a body in the air, such as an aircraft or rocket, to maintain its attitude, or to resist displacement, and if displaced, to develop aerodynamic forces and moments tending to restore the original condition.
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'With the knowledge built up, the team is now surveying the possibility of utilising CFD to create a complete aerodynamic package, one that takes into account more nuanced aspects of aerodynamic stability, like pitch and yaw sensitivity,' he added.
Form and function combine in taillights and exterior door handles, which have been shaped to contribute to aerodynamic stability. The RAV4's distinct personality is completed by its expansive and comfortable cabin, which displays exceptional quality and finish throughout.
Based on the conducted aerodynamic stability analysis, a damaged aircraft with complete loss of vertical stabilizer preserves the control (input) matrix structure as
The aerodynamic stability of energy-saving, lightweight, and low-drag vehicles is reduced by crosswind disturbances.
The aerodynamic stability of a wing is really much better suited to this type of sailing.
Credit for this is down partly to the super-stiff bodyshell, but is mainly due to the Mulsanne's electronicallycontrolled air-suspension set-up which, thanks to Continuous Damping Control, can reduce the car's ride height at higher speeds to reduce lift and improve aerodynamic stability. The system constantly monitors and adjusts damping levels within parameters set by the Drive Dynamics Control.
There is a tendency for such bullets to go sideways upon impact since all aerodynamic stability is lost when the bullet strikes, and the forces of impact cause the heavier end of the bullet to try to overtake the lighter end.
The SIAD grows the test vehicle from about 4.7 meters (15 feet) to about six meters (20 feet) in diameter, and includes a secondary donut around the periphery, called a burble fence, that is used for aerodynamic stability.
To reduce drag, it has an arrow-like octagonal shape and two fins to provide extra aerodynamic stability, a departure from the box-like form of satellites that operate in the complete vacuum of space.
The Lethal Hunting Pellet features two-body construction, with a steel dome tip and a polymer skirt, creating aerodynamic stability and maximum penetration.