gliding angle


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gliding angle

[′glīd·iŋ ‚aŋ·gəl]
(aerospace engineering)
The angle between the horizontal and the glide path of an aircraft. Also known as glide angle; glide slope.

glide angle

The flight path of an aircraft in glide, seen from the side and measured with respect to the horizontal. Also called the gliding angle.
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This data was used to calculate the gliding angle and the complete speed vector for the specific aircraft model, which is influenced by specified air parameters (for example, vertical air flow).
where [theta] is gliding angle, X is aerodynamic resistance force, Y is aerodynamic lift force, K is coefficient of performance, [C.sub.D] is coefficient of resistance force, and [C.sub.L] is coefficient of lift force.
Aircraft gliding angle and air speed change depending on the angle of attack.
The tangent of the gliding angle measures the ratio of drag to lift, so [c.sub.D] can be calculated.