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# What is lift coefficient?

## What is lift coefficient?

The lift coefficient Cl is equal to the lift L divided by the quantity: density r times half the velocity V squared times the wing area A. The lift coefficient then expresses the ratio of the lift force to the force produced by the dynamic pressure times the area.

How do you calculate lift coefficient?

To calculate coefficient of lift:

1. Multiply fluid pressure by velocity squared and divide the product by 2.
2. Multiply the surface area with the preceding product.
3. Divide the lift force by the product.

### What is drag and lift coefficient?

The lift to drag ratio (L/D) is the amount of lift generated by a wing or airfoil compared to its drag. The lift/drag ratio is used to express the relation between lift and drag and is determined by dividing the lift coefficient by the drag coefficient, CL/CD. A ratio of L/D indicates airfoil efficiency.

What is the drag coefficient of a sphere?

0.5
The drag coefficient of an object in a moving fluid influence drag force

Type of Object Drag Coefficient – cd – Frontal Area
Hollow semi-sphere facing stream 0.38
Bird 0.4 frontal area
Solid Hemisphere 0.42 π / 4 d2
Sphere 0.5

## What is the highest coefficient of lift?

The angle at which maximum lift coefficient occurs is the stall angle of the airfoil, which is approximately 10 to 15 degrees on a typical airfoil.

What is negative coefficient of lift?

Negative lift is pretty normal, it just means the force is acting downwards. Negative drag is thrust. It can occur if your model includes an actuator disc but more usually it indicates an error.

### What is the lift formula?

The lift equation states that lift L is equal to the lift coefficient Cl times the density r times half of the velocity V squared times the wing area A. For given air conditions, shape, and inclination of the object, we have to determine a value for Cl to determine the lift.

What is Mew in Reynolds number?

μ (mu) is the dynamic viscosity of the fluid (Pa·s = N·s/m2 = kg/(m·s)), ν (nu) is the kinematic viscosity (ν = μρ) (m2/s), ρ (rho) is the density of the fluid (kg/m3), W is the mass flowrate of the fluid (kg/s).

## Which type of flap gives the highest coefficient of lift?

A leading edge flap increases the curvature of the top of the airfoil. This considerably increases the lift coefficient. A movable slat (slotted leading edge flap) increases the lift through a combination of increased wing area and increased camber and through the influence of the flow with the aid of the slat.

How to determine the value of the lift coefficient?

Here is a way to determine a value for the lift coefficient. In a controlled environment (wind tunnel) we can set the velocity, density, and area and measure the lift produced. Through division, we arrive at a value for the lift coefficient.

### What is the lift coefficient of a soccer ball?

Using experimental data for the movement of a kicked ball, Goff and Carre determined the average value of the lift coefficient to be about .25.

How to calculate the drag of a sphere?

Nomenclature a speed of sound A projected frontal area (for a sphere, A= d2/4) CD drag coefficient: CD= 2FD/(V 2A) CL lift coefficient: CL= 2FL/(V 2A) ddiameter of a cylinder, sphere, or other object FD drag force FL lift force ggravitational constant (9.81 m/s2) L characteristic length of a body (for a sphere, L= d)

## How to calculate the lift of a ball?

The magnitude of the force can be computed by integrating the surface pressure times the area around the ball. The direction of the force is perpendicular (at a right angle) to the flow direction and to the axis of rotation. On another page we develop the mathematical equation for the ideal theoretical lift of a spinning, smooth ball.