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(Aeronautics) the outline or silhouette of an object, esp an aircraft, as seen from above



the outline of an object viewed from above.
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a) The printed samples based on a gear model using different PA6/POE-g-MAH composites, (b) planform of 60-40-based printing product, and (c) side view of the 60-40-based printing product.
The conclusion of a deep-dive evaluation of this planform was completed using a 20-lb scale model unmanned aircraft and applying a battery of tests, including comprehensive CFD simulations in and out of ground effect (IGE/OGE), high-speed tests on moving rig, wind tunnel tests conducted at NASA Ames, and free-air test flights.
Because the force exerted on a mussel by wave action depends on size, tenacity was calculated for the same individuals by dividing attachment strength by shell planform area (Bell & Gosline 1997).
While peak changes in pressure on the front wing and underbody are of similar magnitude, the planform area of the underbody significantly exceeds the front wing, [A.
The wing section and planform is uniquely composed of varying sections, thus the leading edge has the characteristic split on the outer panels.
In the literature, various works focus on wing configurations with a curved leading edge or curved planform.
Planform for the capsule distribution in the sample and the influence zone of the planar crack (b).
The planform for three-dimensional movement analysis of the contaminant seepage is presented in Figure 2.
Therefore, this project envisions to mitigate the required energy (and thus fuel consumption) to maintain the aircraft s flight and to perform the necessary flight maneuvers by offering the capacity to mold the exterior of the aircraft in order to enhance the necessary aspect of flight so as to lessen the required energy, such as lift over drag ratio, efficiency in aerodynamic control, lower stall velocity or to change to a better planform to perform a required maneuver.
20) The technology options it studied included the C-17s, C-130s, and CH-47s of the "baseline fleet," a conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) turboprop-powered aircraft, a CTOL turbofan-powered aircraft, a short takeoff and landing (STOL)-capable turboprop, a STOL turbofan-powered aircraft of planform design, a VTOL tiltrotor, and a VTOL hybrid airship.
Lift is proportional to the square of the water velocity (U) and the planform area of a mussel (A, its area projected in the direction of lift):