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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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Because the force exerted on a mussel by wave action depends on size, tenacity was calculated for the same individuals by dividing attachment strength by shell planform area (Bell & Gosline 1997).
Selecting one group unit from the rock-anchored beam region of rock mass shown in Figure 5, exerting the average crustal stress suffered from three directions is exerted on two-dimensional planform as the original value of crustal stress.
Planform for the capsule distribution in the sample and the influence zone of the planar crack (b).
(20) The technology options it studied included the C-17s, C-130s, and CH-47s of the "baseline fleet," a conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) turboprop-powered aircraft, a CTOL turbofan-powered aircraft, a short takeoff and landing (STOL)-capable turboprop, a STOL turbofan-powered aircraft of planform design, a VTOL tiltrotor, and a VTOL hybrid airship.
Lift is proportional to the square of the water velocity (U) and the planform area of a mussel (A, its area projected in the direction of lift):
Channel planform and land cover changes on a mixed river flood plain, Amite River, USA.
The algorithm allows a unified treatment of symmetrically laminated plates with several trapezoidal or triangular planform, different boundary conditions, including edges elastically restrained against rotation and translation.
Consider a wing with planform area A, moving in a 2-dimensional steady wind flow of given absolute wind speed [??] (Fig 11a).