Lift Force

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Fluid Dynamics

Lift Force

Lift force for an body moving through a fluid (gas or liquid), is the force exerted perpendicular to the direction of travel.

Lift Force formula

\(L = \frac {1} {2} C_l \rho v^2 A \)          \(lift \; force  \;=\;    \frac {1} {2} \;  lift \; coefficient   \;\;x\;\;  density  \;\;x\;\;   velocity^2  \;\;x\;\;  area \)

Where:

\(L\) = lift force

\(A\) = area

\(C_l\) = lift coefficient

\(\rho\) (Greek symbol rho) = density

\(v\) = velocity

Solve for:

\(C_L = \frac {2 L} {\rho v^2 A} \)

\(\rho = \frac {2 L} { C_L v^2 A} \)

\(v =   \sqrt { \frac {2 L} { C_L \rho A}   } \)

\(A = \frac {2 L} { C_L \rho v^2}   \)

 

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