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form drag

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(Aeronautics) the drag on a body moving through a fluid as a result of the shape of the body. It can be reduced by streamlining
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The reason is simple: Not only does this cut parasitic drag on the drivetrain and increase fuel efficiency, most "slip events" occur at relatively slow speeds, such as when accelerating from a stop, in stop-and-go situations, or when reversing out of a parking space.
Energy consumption is also reduced because of less parasitic drag.
In the first of a series of more technical design pieces, PE looks at how engineers have used computational fluid dynamics to predict parasitic drag from helicopter rotor hubs
It has really wide tyres and the Batmobile body has loads of inherent and parasitic drag with its design," the Daily Mail quoted Putsch as saying.
Sections of windswept surfaces will be joined by friction stir welding instead of conventional riveting, thus eliminating the parasitic drag of rivets.
At 50 knots, airspeed dissipated due to increased nose attitude, decreased power and increased parasitic drag caused by stabilator programming to the near-full-down position.
The ideal line-of-sight, direct-fire kinetic energy round might discard its motor after fuel burn out to eliminate parasitic drag on the penetrator.
To simplify the conversion, as well as minimize driveline wear and parasitic drag, hubs are fitted to the front axle.