chord line


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chord line

An imaginary line joining the center of the leading and trailing edge of an airfoil. It is used as a reference or datum for laying out the curve of the airfoil. Also referred to as a chord. See chord length.
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The control points are fixed to the center of the three-quarters chord line. Different from the VLM, a doublet lattice is placed on the midpoint (represented by [F.sub.2] in Figure 1) of the 1/4 chord line of the aeroelement.
The gangmen took five hours to restore rail link on the chord line.