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ground effect

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(Motor Racing) the improvement to the aerodynamic qualities of a low-slung motor vehicle resulting from a cushion of air beneath it
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Noun1.ground effect - apparent increase in aerodynamic lift experienced by an aircraft flying close to the ground
aerodynamic lift, lift - the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
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Regardless, this pilot needed to let his airplane accelerate itself out of ground effect before trying to climb.
(1.) Zhang, X., Toet, W., and Zerihan, J., "Ground Effect Aerodynamics of Racing Cars," Applied Mechanics Review 59(1):33-49, Jan.
Based on the above research, ground effect of UAVs were mainly researched in the experiment by using moving ground to replace the original fixed ground boundary conditions.
The influence of ground effect in helicopters has been studied through the use of an underlying aerodynamic model or empirically.
As we broke the deck edge and pulled into a HOGE (hover out of ground effect), torque was at 112 percent, exactly as calculated.
NACA4412 airfoil section with flap in extreme ground effect were numerically investigated by Ockfen and Matveev [9].
The revolutionary RaceActive Chassis Control (RCC) can lower the car by 50mm in Race mode, to produce ground effect aerodynamics.
The hover height of 60 cm (just outside the ground effect for this configuration) allowed testing of the vane control system, proving its as yet limited ability to perform high-precision hovers in gusty wind conditions.
The creatures may also have used an aerodynamic principle called the "ground effect" to obtain extra lift while skimming above the sea surface.
altitude, which places the craft within ground effect, where extra lift is obtained from operating near the ground.
Officially, it is known as a "wing in ground effect vehicle" - a hovercraft which is able to fly due to unusual aerodynamics.
A series of mold flow analyses is said to have proven that designers could maintain a nominal 2.7 mm wall thickness on all the fascias, except 3.0 mm on the rear GT due to the lowered ground effect. And the parts are said to be light enough to keep the vehicle in the preferred weight class.

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