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yaw angle

English translation: the angle between the direction something is facing and a reference direction

13:38 Sep 22, 2008
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English term or phrase: yaw angle
wind turbine
Iolanda Lanzafame
Italy
Local time: 09:18
Selected answer:the angle between the direction something is facing and a reference direction
Explanation:
The yaw angle is the angle between the direction of something and a reference heading (normally true or magnetic North). One of the Tait-Bryan angles. In aeronautics, robotics and marine control, it is typically assigned the shorthand notation ψ.[1]

Further information: Flight dynamics
And for Automotive vehicle control

Further information: Electronic stability control


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Note added at 6 mins (2008-09-22 13:44:43 GMT)
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I should have said, the angle between the line of direction something is facing or moving and a directional line of reference...
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Heather Shaw
United States
Local time: 09:18
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3 +3the angle between the direction something is facing and a reference direction
Heather Shaw


  

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the angle between the direction something is facing and a reference direction


Explanation:
The yaw angle is the angle between the direction of something and a reference heading (normally true or magnetic North). One of the Tait-Bryan angles. In aeronautics, robotics and marine control, it is typically assigned the shorthand notation ψ.[1]

Further information: Flight dynamics
And for Automotive vehicle control

Further information: Electronic stability control


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Note added at 6 mins (2008-09-22 13:44:43 GMT)
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I should have said, the angle between the line of direction something is facing or moving and a directional line of reference...


    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaw_angle
Heather Shaw
United States
Local time: 09:18
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 4
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Jack Doughty
7 mins
  -> thanks

neutral  Ken Cox: The difference *in the X,Y plane (the horizontal plane for a ground-based structure)* between the actual orientation (or heading) and a reference orientation (or heading) -- which in the case of a wind turbine is usually the current wind direction
8 mins
  -> excellent way of explaining it :) thanks

agree  Gary D: the angle off the perpendicular,all up-market new cars now have a Yaw controller for cornering, just menitioned this as there is more written about them, then the ones on Turbines.
17 hrs

agree  Phong Le
1 day 12 hrs
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