aerodynamic drag


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aer`o`dy`nam´ic drag


n.1.the resistance caused by a gas to the motion of a solid body moving through it. Studied in aerodynamics.
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The HondaJet incorporates many technological innovations in aviation design, including the unique Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration that dramatically improves performance and fuel efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag.
A Virgin Hyperloop One pod lifts above its track using magnetic levitation and glides at airline speeds for long distances due to ultra-low aerodynamic drag.
In order to save fuel, reduction of aerodynamic drag has always been concerned by car-body design engineer, but little attention was paid to aerodynamic lift.
The pod lifts above a track using magnetic levitation and glides at airline speeds for long distances due to low aerodynamic drag.
Such loadings include the aerodynamic drag of vehicle body, aerodynamic torque on wheels and parasitic forces related to various cooling airflows, which, unlike the nominal drag coefficient, usually vary significantly depending on a vehicle's operating conditions.
The automaker stated that the changes have decreased the car's aerodynamic drag from 0.
Over the past several decades, a significant amount of effort has been invested to reduce the aerodynamic drag of heavy goods vehicles since this directly influences the fuel consumption and dynamic performance, a reduction in total aerodynamic drag leads into a significant improvement in the fuel economy.
Its aluminium carbody reduces weight, track wear and aerodynamic drag.
WABCO's air supply system on electric vehicles lowers the body at high speeds, reducing aerodynamic drag and, therefore, improves energy consumption.
CFD simulations were performed in a low blockage open road environment at full scale Reynolds number to understand how the different test environments impact total aerodynamic drag values and performance deltas between trailer aerodynamic devices.
The quick answer is no, if for no other reason than the aerodynamic drag an uncowled engine compartment would generate.
Unlike in aircraft today, where aerodynamic drag is mainly compensated for by excess thrust, strategic placement of fans can also affect aerodynamic wake so power is not wasted and fuel saved.