wing loading


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wing loading

[′wiŋ ‚lōd·iŋ]
(aerospace engineering)
A measure of the load carried by an airplane wing per unit of wing area; commonly used units are pounds per square foot and kilograms per square meter.

wing loading

The quantum of weight supported by each unit area of the wing. It is found by dividing the maximum weight of the aircraft by the total area of the wing. The lower the wing loading, the lower is the minimum velocity at which level flight is possible. Wing loading = aircraft weight/wing area.
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Body size has been suggested (5) to be an inaccurate predictor of the success of conservative treatment for coracoid injuries in birds, whereas aspect ratio and wing loading have been suggested (5) as better indicators.
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Wing Loading is the weight (mass x gravity constant) divided by wing area (S) and is proportional to fight speed.
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It was a little choppy that day but the F-16 has the wing loading of a manhole cover, so it wasn't too bad.