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drag coefficient

noun, Aerodynamics.
1.
the ratio of the drag on a body moving through air to the product of the velocity and surface area of the body.
Also called coefficient of drag.
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  • Anyway, the point seems to be that the car has a lot of drag coefficient, seats four and is supposed to turn heads.
  • Then you'd have a higher drag coefficient on cars which would result in lower gas mileage.
  • drag coefficient versus inundation ratio for the six-girder bridge.
  • Once past the transonic regime, the drag coefficient and the drag decrease, and less thrust is required to fly supersonically.
  • drag coefficient versus inundation ratio for streamlined bridge deck.
  • The drag coefficient influences the final range of a block but varies greatly depending on its shape, orientation, and roughness.
  • Here, the traditional definition of the drag coefficient is retained.
  • The drag coefficient changes with an increase in vegetal elements around the instrumented dowel.

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