Drag Solution

STEP 0: Pre-Calculation Summary
Formula Used
Drag Force = Gross Weight/Lift Coefficient/Drag Coefficient
FD = W0/CL/CD
This formula uses 4 Variables
Variables Used
Drag Force - (Measured in Newton) - Drag Force is the resisting force experienced by an object moving through a fluid.
Gross Weight - (Measured in Kilogram) - The Gross Weight of the airplane is the weight with full fuel and payload.
Lift Coefficient - The Lift Coefficient is a dimensionless coefficient that relates the lift generated by a lifting body to the fluid density around the body, the fluid velocity and an associated reference area.
Drag Coefficient - Drag Coefficient is a dimensionless quantity that is used to quantify the drag or resistance of an object in a fluid environment, such as air or water.
STEP 1: Convert Input(s) to Base Unit
Gross Weight: 5000 Kilogram --> 5000 Kilogram No Conversion Required
Lift Coefficient: 1.1 --> No Conversion Required
Drag Coefficient: 30 --> No Conversion Required
STEP 2: Evaluate Formula
Substituting Input Values in Formula
FD = W0/CL/CD --> 5000/1.1/30
Evaluating ... ...
FD = 151.515151515152
STEP 3: Convert Result to Output's Unit
151.515151515152 Newton --> No Conversion Required
FINAL ANSWER
151.515151515152 Newton <-- Drag Force
(Calculation completed in 00.016 seconds)

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10+ Aerodynamic Drag and Its Reduction Calculators

Coefficient of lift given drag

Coefficient of lift given drag

Formula
`"C"_{"L"} = ("W"_{"0"}*"C"_{"D"})/"F"_{"D"}`

Example
`"1875"=("5000kg"*"30")/"80N"`

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Go Lift Coefficient = (Gross Weight*Drag Coefficient)/Drag Force
Coefficient of drag given drag

Coefficient of drag given drag

Formula
`"C"_{"D"} = ("C"_{"L"}*"F"_{"D"})/"W"_{"0"}`

Example
`"0.0176"=("1.1"*"80N")/"5000kg"`

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Go Drag Coefficient = (Lift Coefficient*Drag Force)/Gross Weight
Gross weight given drag

Gross weight given drag

Formula
`"W"_{"0"} = "F"_{"D"}*("C"_{"L"}/"C"_{"D"})`

Example
`"2.933333kg"="80N"*("1.1"/"30")`

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Go Gross Weight = Drag Force*(Lift Coefficient/Drag Coefficient)
Drag

Drag

Formula
`"F"_{"D"} = "W"_{"0"}/"C"_{"L"}/"C"_{"D"}`

Example
`"151.5152N"="5000kg"/"1.1"/"30"`

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Go Drag Force = Gross Weight/Lift Coefficient/Drag Coefficient
Ambient air density given dynamic pressure

Ambient air density given dynamic pressure

Formula
`"ρ" = 2*"P"_{"dynamic"}/("V"^2)`

Example
`"0.005767kg/m³"=2*"10Pa"/("212km/h"^2)`

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Go Ambient air density = 2*Dynamic Pressure/(Flight speed^2)
Flight speed given dynamic pressure

Flight speed given dynamic pressure

Formula
`"V" = 2*"P"_{"dynamic"}/("ρ")`

Example
`"58.77551km/h"=2*"10Pa"/("1.225kg/m³")`

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Go Flight speed = 2*Dynamic Pressure/(Ambient air density)
Lift given lift coefficient

Lift given lift coefficient

Formula
`"L" = "C"_{"L"}*"P"_{"dynamic"}`

Example
`"11N"="1.1"*"10Pa"`

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Go Lift Force = Lift Coefficient*Dynamic Pressure
Drag given drag coefficient

Drag given drag coefficient

Formula
`"F"_{"D"} = "C"_{"D"}*"P"_{"dynamic"}`

Example
`"300N"="30"*"10Pa"`

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Go Drag Force = Drag Coefficient*Dynamic Pressure
Lift coefficient new

Lift coefficient new

Formula
`"C"_{"L"} = "L"/"P"_{"dynamic"}`

Example
`"100"="1000N"/"10Pa"`

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LaTeX
Go Lift Coefficient = Lift Force/Dynamic Pressure
Drag coefficient new

Drag coefficient new

Formula
`"C"_{"D"} = "F"_{"D"}/"P"_{"dynamic"}`

Example
`"8"="80N"/"10Pa"`

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LaTeX
Go Drag Coefficient = Drag Force/Dynamic Pressure

Drag Formula

Drag Force = Gross Weight/Lift Coefficient/Drag Coefficient
FD = W0/CL/CD

What is drag?

In fluid dynamics, drag is a force acting opposite to the relative motion of any object moving with respect to a surrounding fluid. This can exist between two fluid layers or between a fluid and a solid surface.

How to Calculate Drag?

Drag calculator uses Drag Force = Gross Weight/Lift Coefficient/Drag Coefficient to calculate the Drag Force, The Drag formula is defined as the force of drag experienced by an object due to movement through a fully enclosing medium given gross weight and coefficient of lift and drag. Drag Force is denoted by FD symbol.

How to calculate Drag using this online calculator? To use this online calculator for Drag, enter Gross Weight (W0), Lift Coefficient (CL) & Drag Coefficient (CD) and hit the calculate button. Here is how the Drag calculation can be explained with given input values -> 151.5152 = 5000/1.1/30.

FAQ

What is Drag?
The Drag formula is defined as the force of drag experienced by an object due to movement through a fully enclosing medium given gross weight and coefficient of lift and drag and is represented as FD = W0/CL/CD or Drag Force = Gross Weight/Lift Coefficient/Drag Coefficient. The Gross Weight of the airplane is the weight with full fuel and payload, The Lift Coefficient is a dimensionless coefficient that relates the lift generated by a lifting body to the fluid density around the body, the fluid velocity and an associated reference area & Drag Coefficient is a dimensionless quantity that is used to quantify the drag or resistance of an object in a fluid environment, such as air or water.
How to calculate Drag?
The Drag formula is defined as the force of drag experienced by an object due to movement through a fully enclosing medium given gross weight and coefficient of lift and drag is calculated using Drag Force = Gross Weight/Lift Coefficient/Drag Coefficient. To calculate Drag, you need Gross Weight (W0), Lift Coefficient (CL) & Drag Coefficient (CD). With our tool, you need to enter the respective value for Gross Weight, Lift Coefficient & Drag Coefficient and hit the calculate button. You can also select the units (if any) for Input(s) and the Output as well.
How many ways are there to calculate Drag Force?
In this formula, Drag Force uses Gross Weight, Lift Coefficient & Drag Coefficient. We can use 3 other way(s) to calculate the same, which is/are as follows -
  • Drag Force = Drag Coefficient*Dynamic Pressure
  • Drag Force = Lift Force*Drag Coefficient/Lift Coefficient
  • Drag Force = Aerodynamic force-Lift Force
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