air resistance


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air resistance

[′er ri′zis·təns]
(mechanics)
Wind drag giving rise to forces and wear on buildings and other structures.
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Without air resistance and friction, momentum would carry you to the other side, where you might be able to clamber out of the hole.
Additional enhancements to the Volvo FH 420, which is equipped with a D13 Euro 6 engine, include an optimised air flow to the engine's cooling system and minimised air resistance at the front of the tractor, the wheel housings and entry steps.
Among schoolchildren, Rami Al Mursi and Amro Al Zeiq from The Westminster School Dubai, received the highest recognition for designing a car that can charge itself using air resistance, and which uses the heat to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Smoothness is all in reducing resistance and even the small blemishes, rough paintwork or even a one-millimeter gap between the landing gear doors can increase a jetOs air resistance enough to cause significantly higher fuel consumption.
Known as the VeloX3, it has a carbon fibre frame which is shaped to reduce the air resistance encountered by normal road bikes.
The benefit in complex refrigeration applications: strong, concentrated air flow--with up to 15 percent greater air throw compared to the previous flow straightener--and with less air resistance and greater air volume.
The Aerodynamics Laboratory is intended to bolster efforts to reduce air resistance and further improve environmental performance.
Such tandem driving reduces air resistance, improving mileage, which is also improved by the vehicles maintaining a steady distance apart, thus reducing accelerator usage.
Unlike other types of missiles, ballistic missiles are able to leave the Earth's atmosphere, as they do not burn oxygen and consequently meet no air resistance.
The force is air resistance, a type of drag that slows moving objects.
At the same time, the closed vanes reduce air resistance when the vehicle is travelling at high speeds, which also saves fuel.
Eventually the particle is so heavy, air resistance can't hold it up anymore, (t starts to drop.