Ram air

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Ram air refers to the principle of using the airflow created by a moving object for power. The term may also refer to any of the following:

  • Parafoils, also called ram air parachutes, non-rigid airfoils inflated by wind
  • Ram-air intake -- an air intake system that aids in engine performance and cooling, commonly used on aircraft and other high-performance vehicles
    • Pontiac "Ram Air" Engines -- a line of performance oriented engines developed in the 1960s and 1970s by General Motors' Pontiac Motor Division
    • Short ram air intake -- a smaller, aftermarket version of ram-air intakes, commonly used on automobiles
  • Ram air turbine -- a propeller used by aircraft to generate power

See also[edit]

  • Air ram
  • RamAir a student radio station at the University of Bradford.