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planform

[′plan‚fȯrm]
(aerospace engineering)
The shape or form of an object, such as an airfoil, as seen from above, as in a plan view.
(geography)
A body of water's outline or morphology as defined by the still water line.

planform

planform
Straight wing
planform
Joined wing
planform
Sweptback
planform
Delta with canard
The outline of a wing of an aircraft as viewed from above. It is the shape one would see in a blueprint or a “plan.”
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At the same time patents concerning the curved planform concept have been deposited, but only for a tip extension of wings of transport aircrafts [6, 7].
When a circular group of bed mussels is pulled, the planform area of the group is the sum of the planform areas of individuals within the group, approximately [pi][R.
Channel planform and land cover changes on a mixed river flood plain, Amite River, USA.
Even after having been hit by two missiles, the distinctive planform of a MiG-21 was evident--albeit burning from mid-fuselage aft--passed down the left side of Fox's Hornet.
Consider a wing with planform area A, moving in a 2-dimensional steady wind flow of given absolute wind speed [?
The Sabre began life as a straight-wing design which was produced (for the Navy) as the FJ-1 Fury, a tubby (if still somewhat attractive) airplane of clearly subsonic planform and performance.
Beaumont, "Preliminary results from a planform kinematic model of orogen evolution, surface processes and the development of clastic foreland basin stratigraphy", en Stratigraphic Evolution of Foreland Basin, S.
Roberts, Planform evolution in convection--an embedded centre manifold, J.
This paper explores the application of a robust Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm (MOEA) for the design and optimisation of aerofoil sections and wing planform of UAVs and UCAVs.
The Global Hawk's basic airvehicle planform was not revolutionary and did not pose any difficulty to speak of.
The assemblage represents the alluvial plain of a seasonal dryland traversed by suites of narrow channels that probably had an anastomosing planform (Rygel 2005), as indicated by multiple, narrow channels at similar levels connected by sheet sandstones ("ribbon tiers" of Kraus and Wells 1999).
Boeing has switched to a flying-wing shape with continuous nose-to-wingtip leading edges, while Northrop Grumman has modified the X-47A's four-sided "kite" planform with extended outer wing panels.