from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The dynamics of bodies moving relative to gases, especially the interaction of moving objects with the atmosphere.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The science of the dynamics of bodies moving relative to gases, especially the interaction of moving objects with the atmosphere
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The science which treats of the air and other gaseous bodies under the action of force, and of their mechanical effects.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science which treats of the motion of the air and other gases, or of their properties and mechanical effects when in motion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the branch of mechanics that deals with the motion of gases (especially air) and their effects on bodies in the flow
As mentioned, aerodynamics is an important factor to consider when learning how to build a rocket.
The radical change in aerodynamics of the exploding tank is what broke apart the orbiter.
The Magnus effect is one of many various quirks in aerodynamics that is just not scalable.
His deft touch streamlined the original manuscript and, to borrow a term from aerodynamics, much improved its drag ratio.
What it failed to create, however, was the kind of virtuous cycle of growing sales, growing profits and growing employment, all feeding off of one another, to keep the economy growing even as the stimulus wears off - "escape velocity," to borrow a term from aerodynamics.
Here again, the aerodynamics are the key design element.
Her decades old opus on cooking French in an American kitchen is flying off the shelves of new and used bookstores with the kind of aerodynamics reserved only for presidential assassins and dishonored celebrities.
It also features the latest in active-aerodynamics which is the latest development in the air vent control system.
"We have expertise in many of the same areas, such as aerodynamics and material science," he said, adding that the companies had already identified at least five potential projects they could co-operate on, including work to identify how new composite materials used in turbines and aircraft could be recycled.
Officials from both companies, speaking this week at the International Scientific Congress on Climate Change at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, said the companies will explore collaborating on projects in areas such as aerodynamics, structural health monitoring and composite materials fabrication processes.