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drag coefficient

A dimensionless ratio of the component of force parallel to the direction of flow (drag) exerted on a body by a fluid to the kinetic energy of the fluid multiplied by a characteristic surface area of the body.

In symbols, the drag coefficient CD is


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  • Category: Meteorology
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