drag loading

drag loading

The force on an object or structure due to transient winds accompanying the passage of a blast wave. The drag pressure is the product of the dynamic pressure and the drag coefficient which is dependent upon the shape (or geometry) of the structure or object.
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Drag loading represents the effect of the bulk of the air mass moving past the test item.
In contrast, the testing carried out by Aero Nav Laboratories simulated a lower peak pressure and drag loading some distance from the blast site in the survivability zone.
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