skin friction


skin friction
noun
1. : friction between a fluid and the surface of a solid moving through it or between a moving fluid and its enclosing surface
2. : the part of the drag of an airplane or of the head resistance of a ship due to the friction of air or of air and water

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skin friction,
the friction developed between a solid and a fluid, especially the friction that occurs in the thin layer of air (boundary layer) over the surface of an aircraft moving at very high speeds, causing a sharp rise in temperature.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • skin friction — paviršinė trintis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. skin friction; surface friction vok. Flächenreibung, f; Oberflächenreibung, f rus. поверхностное трение, n; приповерхностное трение, n pranc. frottement superficiel, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • skin friction/surface friction drag — Drag caused by the unevenness in the skin of a body. The layers of air near the surface are retarded, and the speed of the airflow increases as the distance from the skin increases. To reduce the skin friction, the surface should be smoothened to …   Aviation dictionary

  • skin friction resistance — paviršinės trinties pasipriešinimas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. skin friction resistance vok. Oberflächenwiderstand, m; Wandreibungswiderstand, m rus. сопротивление поверхностного трения, n pranc. résistance de frottement… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • skin friction drag — Aeron. aerodynamic resistance or drag due to the contact of moving air with the surface of an airplane, a glider, etc. * * * …   Universalium

  • skin friction drag — noun aerodynamic resistance due to the tangential forces of moving air on the surface of a body …   Australian English dictionary

  • skin friction drag — Aeron. aerodynamic resistance or drag due to the contact of moving air with the surface of an airplane, a glider, etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • Skin — Skin, n. [Icel. skinn; akin to Sw. skinn, Dan. skind, AS. scinn, G. schined to skin.] 1. (Anat.) The external membranous integument of an animal. [1913 Webster] Note: In man, and the vertebrates generally, the skin consist of two layers, an outer …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skin graft — Skin Skin, n. [Icel. skinn; akin to Sw. skinn, Dan. skind, AS. scinn, G. schined to skin.] 1. (Anat.) The external membranous integument of an animal. [1913 Webster] Note: In man, and the vertebrates generally, the skin consist of two layers, an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skin moth — Skin Skin, n. [Icel. skinn; akin to Sw. skinn, Dan. skind, AS. scinn, G. schined to skin.] 1. (Anat.) The external membranous integument of an animal. [1913 Webster] Note: In man, and the vertebrates generally, the skin consist of two layers, an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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