How to Calculate Disk Loading?
Disk Loading calculator uses Load = Aircraft Weight/((pi*Diameter of Rotor^2)/4) to calculate the Load, Disk Loading refers to the ratio of the total weight of an aircraft to the area of its rotor disk (for rotary-wing aircraft) or wing area (for fixed-wing aircraft), it is a critical parameter that characterizes the aerodynamic performance and lift distribution of the aircraft's lifting surfaces. Load is denoted by W_{load} symbol.
How to calculate Disk Loading using this online calculator? To use this online calculator for Disk Loading, enter Aircraft Weight (W_{a}) & Diameter of Rotor (d_{r}) and hit the calculate button. Here is how the Disk Loading calculation can be explained with given input values -> 5072.647 = 1000/((pi*0.501^2)/4).