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The fundamental definitions typically associated with airfoil nomenclature are described in this post.
The fundamental definitions typically associated with airfoil nomenclature are described in this post.
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19 May 2022
The reference wing area is defined as the plan area of an aircraft's wing.
The reference wing area is defined as the plan area of an aircraft's wing.
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19 May 2022
Angle of attack refers to the angle between a reference line on a body and the vector representing the relative motion between the body and the fluid through which it is moving.
Angle of attack refers to the angle between a reference line on a body and the vector representing the relative motion between the body and the fluid through which it is moving.
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19 May 2022
Aspect ratio is a measure of the ratio between the span of the wing to its chord.
Aspect ratio is a measure of the ratio between the span of the wing to its chord.
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18 May 2022
Vector and Scalar quantities are mathematical formulations that assist us in modelling the physical quantities of the world around us.
Vector and Scalar quantities are mathematical formulations that assist us in modelling the physical quantities of the world around us.
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28 June 2022

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