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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Tenders are invited for consultant(s) shall (i) perform studies and provide preliminary design to increase the aerodynamic stability of the east river suspension through replacement of the existing roadway side barriers; (ii) evaluate and strengthen the east river suspension span truss; (iii) provide global span repair details for the stringer to floor-beam connection; (iv) provide design to strengthen the primary superstructure and substructure elements to meet minimum hs-25 loading; and (v) provide painting details, requirements and specifications for localized cleaning and overcoat painting on the east river suspension spans, the bronx truss spans and harlem river lift span.
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.
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.
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.
Readers learn that Brodsky had a hand in improving the aerodynamic stability of atomic bombs, solving guidance and control problems on Navy missiles, and designing satellites and a moon rover, among other accomplishments.
The investigation into the collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge resulted in the 1949 publication of Aerodynamic Stability of Suspension Bridges by the University of Washington under the direction of the Washington Toll Bridge Authority in cooperation with FHWA's predecessor, the Bureau of Public Roads (BPR).
Special synthetic materials, which are light and flexible, provide outstanding maneuverability and aerodynamic stability.