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Record 1 2004-01-15

English

Subject field(s)
  • Aeroindustry
  • Aerodynamics and Theory of Gases
DEF

The performance curve of a glider showing rate of sink in feet per second plotted against equivalent air speed in knots.

OBS

CL.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Constructions aéronautiques
  • Théorie des gaz et aérodynamique
CONT

Les polaires sont les courbes qui définissent les directions des résultantes aérodynamiques de chaque profil en fonction de l'incidence.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Industria aeronáutica
  • Aerodinámica y teoría de los gases
DEF

Curva que se obtiene tomando como ordenada la fuerza de sustentación de un avión (o solamente de su ala) y como abscisa la resistencia opuesta por el aire al avance del mismo, ambas correspondientes a distintos ángulos de incidencia.

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