buffeting


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buffeting

[′bəf·əd·iŋ]
(aerospace engineering)
The beating of an aerodynamic structure or surfaces by unsteady flow, gusts, and so forth.
The irregular shaking or oscillation of a vehicle component owing to turbulent air or separated flow.
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