aerodynamic wave drag


noun Aeronautics.

the restraining force on a supersonic aircraft caused by shock waves.

Nearby words

  1. aerodontalgia,
  2. aerodrome,
  3. aerodynamic,
  4. aerodynamic braking,
  5. aerodynamic trajectory,
  6. aerodynamicist,
  7. aerodynamics,
  8. aerodyne,
  9. aeroelastic,
  10. aeroelastics

Also called wave drag.

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