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Aspect Ratio

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The aspect ratio of an aerofoil is the ratio between the length and the average width of the surface. For a wing, the aspect ratio is the ratio of wing length to average chord. Similarly, for a propeller, the aspect ratio is the ratio of blade length to average chord.