[ UK /ˈeəɹəʊfˌɔɪl/ ]
- a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight
How To Use aerofoil In A Sentence
- A moving aerofoil generates more lift than a stationary one, and that's the principle that keeps bumblebees in the air. Times, Sunday Times
- This is an admirable compendium of the mathematical theories of the aerodynamics of aerofoils and wings.
- European space boffins are chuffed to announce that they have successfully 'surfed' the atmosphere of Venus, during a so-called 'aerodrag' experiment in which the solar panels of a space probe functioned as aerofoils skimming the top of the second planet's atmosphere. The Register
- The crimping does not show in the aerofoil - at all.
- It features three large aerofoil shaped stainless steel pillars rising to a height of 3m.
- The angular stem, integrated front brake - it's built into the 795 forks - and aerofoil shaping looks slippery enough, resistance-averse riders. Times, Sunday Times
- A hang glider has an aluminium frame which supports the sailcloth and uses internal battens in the wing to define the aerofoil shape.
- Leonardo later realized the inadequacy of the power a man could generate and turned his attention to aerofoils.
- The aerofoil not only creates downforce but also serves as an air brake. Times, Sunday Times
- Any secondary school physics text or pilot licence manual will tell you that aerofoils generate lift because of the Venturi effect.