center of pressure


center of pressure
The point, usually on the chord line, through which the total reaction (sum total of all aerodynamics forces) may be considered to act. The center of pressure is not a fixed point but moves with changes to the angle of attack.

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  • Center of pressure — Center Cen ter, n. [F. centre, fr. L. centrum, fr. round which a circle is described, fr. ? to prick, goad.] 1. A point equally distant from the extremities of a line, figure, or body, or from all parts of the circumference of a circle; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Center of pressure — Pressure Pres sure (?; 138), n. [OF., fr. L. pressura, fr. premere. See 4th {Press}.] 1. The act of pressing, or the condition of being pressed; compression; a squeezing; a crushing; as, a pressure of the hand. [1913 Webster] 2. A contrasting… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Center of pressure — The center of pressure is the point on a body where the sum total of the aerodynamic pressure field acts, causing a force and no moment about that point. Mathematically it can be said that the net pressure force on the body acts through this… …   Wikipedia

  • center of pressure — slėgimo centras statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. center of pressure vok. Angriffsmittelpunkt, m; Druckmittelpunkt, m; Druckpunkt, m rus. центр давления, m pranc. centre de poussée, m …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • center of pressure — slėgio centras statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. center of pressure vok. Druckmittelpunkt, m rus. центр давления, m pranc. centre de pression, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • center of pressure — 1. of an airfoil section : the point in the chord (prolonged if necessary) that is at the intersection of the chord and the line of action of the resultant air force 2. : the point of a surface exposed to external pressure (as of a fluid) at… …   Useful english dictionary

  • center of pressure — area where the pressure is greatest …   English contemporary dictionary

  • center of pressure — An aerodynamically determined point at which wind force on the side of a vehicle is assumed to be concentrated for analytical purposes. It is a function of the shape and aerodynamic drag (resistance) of an automobile s body shell, determines the… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • center-of-pressure travel — i. The linear distance the center of pressure travels along a chord over the entire range of angles of attack, ignoring the effects of compressibility and subsonic flow. The center of pressure moves forward as the angle of attack increases until… …   Aviation dictionary

  • center-of-pressure coefficient — The ratio of the distance of the center of pressure from the leading edge of an airfoil to its chord length …   Aviation dictionary


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