buffeting Mach number

buffeting Mach number

[¦bəf·əd·iŋ ′mäk ‚nəm·bər]
(aerospace engineering)
The free-stream Mach number of an aircraft when the local Mach number over the tops of the wings approaches unity.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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