cushioning effect


cushioning effect
A temporary gain in lift and decrease in drag during flight near the ground or water caused by the compression of air between the wings of the aircraft and the surface below. Also called ground effect.
Cushioning effect (in ground effect).

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Cushioning — Package cushioning is used to help protect fragile items during shipment. It is common for a transport package to be dropped, kicked, and impacted: These events may produce potentially damaging shocks. Transportation vibration from conveyors,… …   Wikipedia

  • ground effect — i. The change in the aerodynamic reaction on an aircraft caused by the proximity of the ground. An aircraft, helicopter, or any other flying machine flying very near to the ground experiences an increase in lift. This additional lift or… …   Aviation dictionary

  • ICF Bogie — is a conventional railway bogie used on the majority of Indian Railway main line passenger coaches. The design of the bogie was developed by ICF (Integral Coach Factory), Perumbur, India in collaboration with the Swiss Car Elevator Manufacturing… …   Wikipedia

  • muscle — muscleless, adj. muscly, adj. /mus euhl/, n., v., muscled, muscling, adj. n. 1. a tissue composed of cells or fibers, the contraction of which produces movement in the body. 2. an organ, composed of muscle tissue, that contracts to produce a… …   Universalium

  • Kalarippayattu — Kalaripayattu Country of origin India Parenthood Historic …   Wikipedia

  • Meninges — of the CNS Gray s subject #193 872 Artery …   Wikipedia

  • prosthesis — prosthetic /pros thet ik/, adj. prosthetically, adv. /pros thee sis/ for 1; /pros theuh sis/ for 2, n., pl. prostheses / seez/ for 1; / seez / for 2. 1. a device, either external or implanted, that substitutes for or supplements a missing or… …   Universalium

  • McDonnell XF-85 Goblin — XF 85 Goblin XF 85 serial number 46 523 in the …   Wikipedia

  • Sprengel pump — The supply of mercury is contained in the reservoir on the left. It flows over into the bulb B, where it falls in drops into the long tube on the right. These drops entrap between them the air in B. The mercury which runs out is collected and… …   Wikipedia

  • Barefoot running — A barefoot runner on asphalt in a 5 kilometre (3.1 mi) race Barefoot running is running while barefoot without wearing any shoes on the feet. Running in thin soled, flexible shoes, often called minimalist running, such as moccasins is… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.