drag coefficient meaning

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  • Noun: drag coefficient
    1. The ratio of the drag on a body moving through air to the product of the velocity and the surface area of the body
      - coefficient of drag

    Derived forms: drag coefficients

    Type of: coefficient

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  1. the drag coefficient varies with the shape of the object.
  2. smoother vehicles may have drag coefficients of the order of 0.55.
  3. in many cases an overall drag coefficient is given so that the net force on the surface can be determined.
  4. air foil surfaces, lift-and-drag coefficients
  5. air foil surfaces, lift-and-drag coefficients ..

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