a surface such as the wing of an airplane designed to provide reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air.
A surface, such as an airplane wing, shaped to produce lift when moved through the air.
A part or surface, e.g., wing, prop blade, aileron, or rudder that's designed (shape, orientation etc.) to control the aircraft stability, direction, lift, thrust or propulsion.
The cross-sectional profile of a wing.
An aerodynamic device designed to improve traction by increasing the downforce on the car. The use of airfoils (also called wings) increases the cornering capability and improves stability at speed, but often at the expense of additional aerodynamic drag.
the special curved shape of an airplane wing or helicopter rotor blade. The airfoil shape generates an upward force called lift.
A structural shape which creates or contributes to lift, such as the shape of an aircraft's wings and tail surfaces.
a wing, kite, or sail used to generate lift or propulsion.
A surface designed to produce lift from the movement of air over it. Ideally it should present the greatest amount of lift with the least amount of drag.
Any surface designed to obtain a useful reaction, or lift, from air passing over it. Airplane wings, propeller blades, and helicopter rotors are examples of airfoils.
(also Aerofoil); A body (such as an airplane wing or propeller blade) designed to provide a desired reaction force when moving relative to the surrounding air
Shape defined by the cross-section of wing or aero surface.
The shape of a wing, propeller blade, vertical and horizontal fins, etc., whose shape and orientation controls stability, direction, lift, thrust or propulsion.
a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight
a cross-sectional shape used on wings and other streamlined surfaces
a term long used to describe a lifting surface when referring to aircraft
a shape such that air flows faster over one side than the other, generating lift - a wing is an airfoil.
A structural shape, such as the shape of an aircraft's wings and tail surfaces, that creates or contributes to lift.
Reynolds Wrap for manufacturing aircraft wings.
The shape of the blade cross-section, which for most modern horizontal axis wind turbines, is designed to enhance the lift and improve turbine performance.
shaped wing section, designed to provide lift.
The cross section profile of the leeward side of a wind generator blade. Designed to give low drag and good lift. Also found on an airplane wing. See also: Blade, Drag, Leeward, Lift
The Airfoil is the shape of the cross section of the wing. The front of the airfoil is the leading edge and is usually a rounded section. The back of the airfoil is the trailing edge and usually tapers to nearly a point. The distance between the two is the wing chord. The top surface of the airfoil is usually always curved to allow smooth airflow and produce lift.
A part or surface, such as a wing, propeller blade, rotor blade or rudder, whose shape and orientation control stability, direction, lift, thrust, or propulsion. Report this Word See also: Rib (wing) Added by: mkranitz
a term used to describe the curved appearance of a wing's surface, whose inherent shape and orientation derives lift.
The shape of the wing when looking at its profile. Usually a raindrop type shape. For helis: The rotor disk is the effective wing, and airfoil refers to the shape of the blades.
A vertical cross-section of the wing, what you would see if the wing were cut by a vertical knife while the plane was flying straight and level and you looked at the wing from where the wing tip used to be. The shape of the airfoil can have significant influence on the flying qualities of an airplane.
A double skinned blade whose skins meet at the leading and trailing edges with no substantial external protrusion(s).
shape of a wing, blade, propeller, rudder, sail whose shape controls stability, direction, lift, thrust or propulsion. It's shape provides force when in motion to surrounding air and can lift or control a plane in flight. (see profile)
An object with a special shape that is designed to produce lift efficiently when the object is moved through the air. For example, the cross-section of a wing is an airfoil.
the shape of the wing's rib.
section of a wing, rudder, aileron, or rotorblade used for testing reactions from the air through which it moves
A shaped structure that causes lift when propelled through the air. A wing, propeller, rotor blade, and tailplane are all airfoils.
The shape of the wing, as seen from the end . The three main airfoil types are flat-bottom, semi-symmetrical and symmetrical.
An airfoil or aerofoil is a part or surface, such as a wing, propeller blade, or rudder, whose shape influences control, direction, thrust, lift, or propulsion.
A streamlined surface designed in such a way that air flowing around it produces useful motion.
Device, which is shaped to provide a lifting, force when moved through an air current.
An airfoil (in American English, or aerofoil in British English) is the shape of a wing or blade (of a propeller, rotor or turbine) or sail as seen in cross-section.