profile drag


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profile drag

n
(General Physics) the sum of the surface friction drag and the form drag for a body moving subsonically through a fluid
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Since the Yi Model requires, in addition to other input variables, the profile drag coefficient, this, in turn, needs to be calculated for the type of vegetation.
The thicker airfoils did have higher profile drag at higher speeds due to the thickness however.
There are other forms of drag, which are collectively known as parasite or profile drag; this drag is created by the friction of the object moving through the air.
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