center of pressure

Definition of center of pressure

  1. 1 of an airfoil section :  the point in the chord (prolonged if necessary) that is at the intersection of the chord and the line of action of the resultant air force

  2. 2 :  the point of a surface exposed to external pressure (as of a fluid) at which a single force must be applied to equal or counterbalance the pressure forces acting on the whole surface

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