characteristic exhaust velocity

characteristic exhaust velocity

[‚kar·ik·tə′ris·tik ig′zȯst və′läs·əd·ē]
(aerospace engineering)
Of a rocket engine, a descriptive parameter, related to effective exhaust velocity and thrust coefficient. Also known as characteristic velocity.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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