stalling Mach number

stalling Mach number

[′stȯl·iŋ ′mäk ‚nəm·bər]
(aerospace engineering)
The Mach number of an aircraft when the coefficient of lift of the aerodynamic surfaces is the maximum obtainable for the pressure altitude, true airspeed, and angle of attack under which the craft is operated.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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