ground effect

ground effect
noun
apparent increase in aerodynamic lift experienced by an aircraft flying close to the ground
Hypernyms: ↑aerodynamic lift, ↑lift

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать курсовую

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Ground effect — may refer to:* Ground effect in aircraft, mostly related to aerodynamic lift * Ground effect in cars, an effect that creates downforce, primarily in racing cars …   Wikipedia

  • ground effect — i. The change in the aerodynamic reaction on an aircraft caused by the proximity of the ground. An aircraft, helicopter, or any other flying machine flying very near to the ground experiences an increase in lift. This additional lift or… …   Aviation dictionary

  • Ground-Effect — ohne Bodeneffekt mit Bodeneffekt …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ground effect — ohne Bodeneffekt mit Bodeneffekt …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ground effect machine — ground effect machine, = air cushion vehicle. (Cf. ↑air cushion vehicle) [so called because of the effect of the ground in trapping the air to form a cushion] Abbr: GEM (no periods) …   Useful english dictionary

  • ground-effect machine — ground′ effect machine n. trs hovercraft • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • Ground effect in aircraft — Aircraft may be affected by a number of ground effects, aerodynamic effects due to a flying body s proximity to the ground.One of the most important of these effects is the Wing In Ground effect, which refers to the reduction in drag experienced… …   Wikipedia

  • Ground effect vehicle — A ground effect vehicle, wing in ground effect vehicle (WIG), flarecraft, sea skimmer, ekranoplan, or wing in surface effect ship (WISE) is a vehicle that attains level flight near the surface of the Earth, made possible by a cushion of high… …   Wikipedia

  • Ground effect in cars — For another similarly named effect relating to aircraft, see Ground effect in aircraft. Ground effect is term applied to a series of aerodynamic effects used in car design, which has been exploited to create downforce, particularly in racing cars …   Wikipedia

  • Ground effect train — A ground effect train is an alternative to a Magnetic levitation train. In both cases the object is to prevent the vehicle from making contact with the ground. Whereas a maglev accomplishes this through the use of magnetism, a Ground effect train …   Wikipedia

  • ground effect machine — važiuoklė su oro pagalve statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Mašina, kuri įprastai juda sausuma arba ant oro pagalvės. atitikmenys: angl. ground effect machine pranc. appareil à effet de sol; véhicule à coussin d’air …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”