natural laminar flow


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natural laminar flow

[¦nach·rəl ′lam·ə·nər ′flō]
(aerospace engineering)
Airflow over a portion of the wing such that local pressure decreases in the direction of flow and flow in the boundary layer is laminar rather than turbulent; frictional drag on the aircraft is greatly reduced.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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