trailing edge


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trailing edge

n.
The rearmost edge of a moving structure, such as an airfoil.

trailing edge

n
1. (Aeronautics) the rear edge of a propeller blade or aerofoil. Compare leading edge
2. (General Physics) physics the edge of a pulse signal as its amplitude falls

trail′ing edge`


n.
the rear edge of a moving object, esp. a propeller blade or airfoil.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trailing edge - the rear edge of an airfoiltrailing edge - the rear edge of an airfoil    
aerofoil, airfoil, control surface, surface - a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight
edge - a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object; "he rounded the edges of the box"
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Importantly, the researchers discovered that the trailing edges move by on the same 27-day interval as the leading edges, offering hope for the accurate prediction of HSS events in the future.
Does the outer trailing edge of that aileron line up with the trailing edge of the wingtip?
Much of the noise caused by a wing originates at the trailing edge where the air passing over the wing surface is turbulent.
AFRL and FlexSys developed and wind tunnel tested several wing leading and trailing edge designs for various aircraft configurations through 2006.
Their analysis also shows that the optimum height of GFs is always below the boundary layer thickness at the trailing edge.
In today's market, 0-10V is the more modern product and technically provides a much more accurate way of dimming than either the leading edge or trailing edge methods.
For conventional wings, the sound from the hard trailing edge typically dominates the acoustic signature.
The plane part, known as a trailing edge flap, comes from underneath the wing of the plane, not the landing gear, as was initially believed.
Hamble delivered its initial production wing components for the first Airbus A350 XWB GE Aviation, Hamble has achieved a major program milestone with the delivery of its initial production wing fixed trailing edge components for the first A350 XWB to fly [ETH] OMSN001O.
The centre wing box, main landing gear wheel well, wings and fixed trailing edge are made in Japan, while the horizontal stabiliser is made in Italy, the wing's moveable trailing edge in Australia and landing gear in the UK.
Heating by Epsilon, on the other hand, would be asymmetric and would account for the trailing edge of the disk (the edge rotating away from Epsilon) being hotter than the leading edge.
Several research studies have shown that blunt trailing edge (flatback) airfoils have a larger moment of inertia and manufacture facilities, in addition to an aerodynamic performance as good as the one shown by the use of common airfoils [4-15].