wing loading

wing loading
wing loading
n.
the total weight of a loaded airplane, divided by the area of the wings: also wing load

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  • Wing loading — In aerodynamics, wing loading is the loaded weight of the aircraft divided by the area of the wing. [Thom, 1988. p. 6.] It is broadly reflective of the aircraft s lift to mass ratio, which affects its rate of climb, load carrying ability, and… …   Wikipedia

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  • wing loading — The quantum of weight supported by each unit area of the wing. It is found by dividing the maximum weight of the aircraft by the total area of the wing. The lower the wing loading, the lower is the minimum velocity at which level flight is… …   Aviation dictionary

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  • wing loading — Aeron. See under loading (def. 4). [1910 15] * * * …   Universalium

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  • loading — /loh ding/, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that loads. 2. that with which something is loaded; load, burden, or charge. 3. Elect. the process of adding reactance to a telephone circuit, radio antenna, etc. 4. Aeron. the ratio of the gross… …   Universalium

  • loading — /ˈloʊdɪŋ / (say lohding) noun 1. the act of someone or something that loads. 2. that with which something is loaded; a load; a burden; a charge. 3. an extra rate paid to employees in recognition of a particular aspect of their employment, as… …  

  • Wing configuration — For aircraft configurations in general, including fuselage, tail and powerplant configuration, see Aircraft. For rotary winged aircraft types, see Rotorcraft. For direct lift and compound or hybrid types, see Powered lift. Fixed wing aircraft,… …   Wikipedia

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