## What is chord and Chordline?

The **straight line drawn from the leading to trailing edges of the airfoil** is called the chord line. The chord line cuts the airfoil into an upper surface and a lower surface. ... The maximum distance between the upper and lower surfaces is called the thickness.

## What is wing tip chord?

The chord at the tip of an airfoil, **measured parallel to the plane of symmetry**, and at points where straight leading or trailing edges meet the curvature at the tip. In variable-sweep wings, the tip chord is measured when the sweep is minimum.

## What is a reference chord?

The chord is **a basic reference axis for the geometric or aerodynamic properties of an airfoil**. It is normal to the span and lies in the plane of the airfoil. There are two of these reference chords. The one used for general and structural reference is the geometric chord.

## What is chord length of an airfoil?

The chord length is defined as **a straight line connecting the superior aspect of the dens with C7**, and spine curvatures (one in lordotic or kyphotic, two in an S-shaped spine) are measured as maximum distances between the chord length and the fitted Bezier spline (Klinich et al., 2004).

## What is a chord of the circle?

A chord of a circle is **a straight line segment whose endpoints both lie on a circular arc**. ... More generally, a chord is a line segment joining two points on any curve, for instance, an ellipse. A chord that passes through a circle's center point is the circle's diameter.

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### What is chord and span?

The **distance from the leading edge to the trailing edge is** called the chord, denoted by the symbol c. The ends of the wing are called the wing tips, and the distance from one wing tip to the other is called the span, given the symbol s.

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### What is the chord of a keel?

The bottom of the keel, where it hopefully doesn't hit the sea bed, is the tip. Less obvious, the chord of a keel is **its width when you're looking at the** yacht side-on, so a short-chord keel is a deep, skinny fin and a long-chord keel is a shallow one that stretches along the underside of the hull.

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### What is the chord length?

It is defined as **the line segment joining any two points on the circumference of the circle**, not passing through its centre. Therefore, the diameter is the longest chord of a given circle, as it passes through the centre of the circle. Calculation of the length of the chord is sometimes very important in mathematics.

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### What is the root chord on a wing?

the Chord is **the line stretching from the leading edge of the wing to the trailing edge parallel to the centerline**. There are different variations to describe the chord of the whole wing. The Standard Mean Chord. Defined as Sb with S the surface area and b the span of the wing. This is not used in aerodynamics.

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### Where is mean aerodynamic chord measured from?

Finding the Mean Aerodynamic Chord (MAC)

The CG can be measured from **any point along the span from the leading edge of the wing if the wing** is a rectangular (constant chord with no sweep) planform.

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### What is chord distribution?

Chord length distributions **describe size, shape and spatial arrangement of geometrical objects (particles)**. The chord length distribution is in principle proportional to the second derivative of the correlation function of small-angle scattering.

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### How does chord length affect lift?

If you increase the chord, **lift goes up almost linearly and stability decreases**, because now the wing's lift force has a longer lever arm in flow direction.May 23, 2014

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### What is the difference between airfoil and wing?

- As nouns the
**difference****between****wing**and**airfoil**. is that**wing**is an appendage of an animal's (bird, bat, insect) body that enables it to fly while**airfoil**is (american spelling) a structure shaped to produce lift when moving in air.

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### What is the difference between airfoil and aerofoil?

- As nouns the difference between aerofoil and airfoil is that
**aerofoil**is (british) while airfoil is (american spelling) a structure shaped to produce lift when moving in air.

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### What are main types of airfoils?

- There are different types of airfoils,
**Semi-symmetrical Airfoil:**Most of the full size planes have this type installed. Its thinner than the symmetrical airfoil and has lesser drag. Symmetrical Airfoil: They are curved on both sides, equally. Generate high lifts with change in speed and power.

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### Who designed the first airfoil?

- Possibly the most widely used airfoil of all time, the NACA 23012 combined high lift, low drag, mild pitching moments, and even a bit of laminar flow on its lower surface. It was designed in 1935 by
**NACA Langley**researcher**Eastman Jacobs**.