drag factor


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drag factor

[′drag ‚fak·tər]
(chemical engineering)
Ratio of hindered diffusion rate to unhindered rate through a swollen dialysis membrane. Also known as Faxen drag factor; hindrance factor.
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After a long period when drag factors remained anonymous--a far cry from the early 1980s when some carmakers etched the Cd figure into the rear quarterglass--quoting them has become fashionable again.
The aerodynamic shape of the saloon has been carefully crafted to ensure a lower drag factor than Lily Savage.
Prior to the research discussed in this article, fundamental experiments were conducted by GMPT to obtain the sand grain size distribution, sand-covered vent behavior, and drag factor between air and binder-coated sand.
The firm said the recent roll-out of a slew of new monochrome inkjet printers and related products, the largest launch in its history, had been a drag factor on earnings and revenue in the current quarter and would take a further toll in the December quarter.
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When the drag factor is lessened, the bullet retains more of its velocity/energy for a flatter trajectory and more terminal (on target) energy.
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But unlike the stock markets and the stocks and shares equities, the real estate market has a drag factor.
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But whatever you think of its looks, its unique shape gives the A2 the lowest drag factor in its class.
Cork expects that the millennium drag factor will start to lessen by the fourth quarter of this year.