Trailing edge

Trailing edge

The trailing edge of a wing is the rear edge of the wing, where the airflow separated by the leading edge rejoins after passing over and under the top and bottom surfaces of the wing.Crane, Dale: "Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms, third edition", page 521. Aviation Supplies & Academics, 1997. ISBN 1-56027-287-2]

Equipment that may be attached to the trailing edge of an aircraft's wing includes:

*flaps
*ailerons
*elevators
*rudder
*flaperons
*elevons
*servo tabs
*anti-servo tabs
*trim tabs
*anti-shock bodies
*static dischargers

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  • Trailing edge — Trail ing edge (Aeronautics) A following edge. See {Advancing edge}, above. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trailing edge — ► NOUN ▪ the rear edge of a moving body, especially an aircraft wing or propeller blade …   English terms dictionary

  • trailing edge — n. Aeron. the rear edge of an airfoil, propeller blade, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Trailing Edge —   [dt. Rückflanke], Impuls …   Universal-Lexikon

  • trailing edge — užpakalinis frontas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. back edge; lagging edge; trailing edge vok. hintere Flanke, f; Hinterflanke, f; Rückflanke, f rus. задний фронт, m pranc. flanc arrière, m; front arrière, m …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • trailing edge — užpakalinis frontas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. back edge; lagging edge; trailing edge vok. hintere Flanke, f; Hinterflanke, f; Rückflanke, f rus. задний фронт, m pranc. flanc arrière, m; front arrière, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • trailing edge of a pulse — užpakalinis impulso frontas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. trailing edge of a pulse vok. Impulsrückflanke, f rus. задний фронт импульса, m; срез импульса, m pranc. flanc arrière d impulsion, m …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • trailing edge — noun The rearmost edge of a wing or other airfoil. Ant: leading edge …   Wiktionary

  • trailing edge — The aft edge of an airfoil or a wing. Air passes last over this portion of the airfoil. See leading edge …   Aviation dictionary

  • trailing edge — trail′ing edge n. aer. the rear edge of a moving object, esp. a propeller blade or airfoil • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

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