aerofoil

(redirected from aerofoils)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

aer·o·foil

 (âr′ə-foil′)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of airfoil.

aerofoil

(ˈɛərəʊˌfɔɪl) or

airfoil

n
(Aeronautics) a cross section of an aileron, wing, tailplane, or rotor blade
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aerofoil - a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding airaerofoil - a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight
aileron - an airfoil that controls lateral motion
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
elevator - the airfoil on the tailplane of an aircraft that makes it ascend or descend
flaps, flap - a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag
horizontal stabiliser, horizontal stabilizer, tailplane - the horizontal airfoil of an aircraft's tail assembly that is fixed and to which the elevator is hinged
leading edge - forward edge of an airfoil
rotary wing, rotor blade - the long airfoil that rotates to provide the lift that supports a helicopter in the air
rudder - a hinged vertical airfoil mounted at the tail of an aircraft and used to make horizontal course changes
spoiler - a hinged airfoil on the upper surface of an aircraft wing that is raised to reduce lift and increase drag
spoiler - an airfoil mounted on the rear of a car to reduce lift at high speeds
stabilizer - airfoil consisting of a device for stabilizing an aircraft
trailing edge - the rear edge of an airfoil
vertical tail - the vertical airfoil in the tail assembly of an aircraft
wing - one of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane
Translations

aerofoil

[ˈɛərəʊfɔɪl] airfoil (US) [ˈɛəˌfɔɪl] Nplano m aerodinámico

aerofoil

nTragflügel m; (on racing cars) → Spoiler m
References in periodicals archive ?
Liebeck, "Design of subsonic aerofoils for high lift," Journal of Aircraft, vol.
Hopkins, "Experimental Investigation and Computer Modelling of Flow around Aerofoils with Gurney Flaps," Final Year B.
Fully automated forging of gas turbine compressor aerofoils, from billet to finished forging, is now being undertaken by Rolls-Royce Inchinnan.
Finally when 100 aerofoils have been palletised the full tray is picked up by the robot and positioned into a collection stack to complete the operation.
However, they are advised to base their aerofoils on the NACA4 standard, developed by the US National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (Jacobs et al, 1933).
Increasingly, cab roof aerofoils are fitted to rigid trucks in order to improve vehicle aerodynamics and fuel efficiency.
The model features a new colour scheme for chassis, wheels and bodywork combined with carbon fibre panels and carbon fibre aerofoils, chromoly aerofoil wishbones, integrated function steering wheel, Alcon four-piston brake calipers, and Dymag magnesium wheels.
Results obtained from the combination between the approach and the aerodynamic analysis tools show the improvement of the aerodynamic efficiency, a set of shock-free aerofoils and the supercritical aero-diamond wing.
Among the exhibitors were SPA Aerofoils from Packing-ton near Lichfield, Zeus Aluminium Products from Stour-bridge and Titanium International from Birmingham.
All the various platforms are visually related by canopies and roofs: a family of aerofoils.
Precision engineering specialist, Weston EU, based at Foulridge, near Colne in Lancashire, has recently installed a USF VacuBlast Ventus 150 AXT automated glass bead peening machine specifically for the controlled processing of aero engine compressor blade aerofoils for fatigue life enhancement.
plus metal faults on aerofoils can often be removed without linishing;