negative camber

negative camber
See camber.

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • negative camber — i. An airfoil in which the mean camber line lies below the chord line. It denotes that the upper surface of the airfoil is concave and not convex. ii. An arrangement of the undercarriage in which the wheels are tilted inward of the vertical.… …   Aviation dictionary

  • Camber (aerodynamics) — Camber, in aerospace engineering, is the asymmetry between the top and the bottom curves of an airfoil in cross section.OverviewCamber is often added to an airfoil to increase lift and/or reduce the critical angle of attack (the angle at which… …   Wikipedia

  • Camber — may refer to a variety of curvatures and angles: * Camber angle in automobile technology * In the steel industry, the concavity of rolls. Hot rolling uses positive camber (concave rolls), while cold rolling uses negative camber (convex). * Camber …   Wikipedia

  • camber — [kam′bər] n. [OFr cambre, dial. var. of chambre, bent < L camur, crooked, arched: for IE base see CAMERA] 1. a slight convex curve of a surface, as of a road, a ship s deck, or a beam 2. in automotive wheel alignment, a slight tilt given to… …   English World dictionary

  • Camber angle — From the front of the car, a right wheel with a negative camber angle …   Wikipedia

  • camber — i. The curvature of an airfoil above and below the chord line surface. It is the distance between the mean camber line and the chord line. Where the mean camber line lies above the chord line, the airfoil is said to have a positive camber.… …   Aviation dictionary

  • camber — [1] A wheel alignment adjustment of the inward or outward tilt on the top of the wheel when viewed from the front of the vehicle. Tipping the top of the wheel center line outward produces positive camber. Tipping the wheel center line inward at… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Camber MacRorie (Gwynedd) — Camber MacRorie of Culdi is a fictional character in the Deryni series of historical fantasy novels by Katherine Kurtz.Character introductionCamber Kyriell MacRorie is the seventh Earl of Culdi, a Gwyneddan noble who plays a pivotal role in the… …   Wikipedia

  • camber — /kam beuhr/, v.t., v.i. 1. to arch slightly; bend or curve upward in the middle. n. 2. a slight arching, upward curve, or convexity, as of the deck of a ship. 3. a slightly arching piece of timber. 4. Aeron. the rise of the curve of an airfoil,… …   Universalium

  • camber angle — the inclination of the wheel plane to the vertical. It is considered positive when the wheel leans outward at the top and negative when it leans inward …   Mechanics glossary

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