# What is induced drag factor?

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## What is induced drag factor?

Induced Drag is an Aerodynamic Drag Force that occurs whenever a moving object redirects the airflow coming at it. Induced Drag Coefficient is Directly Proportional to the Lift Coefficient.

**How do you calculate drag on airfoil?**

The drag equation states that drag D is equal to the drag coefficient Cd times the density r times half of the velocity V squared times the reference area A. For given air conditions, shape, and inclination of the object, we must determine a value for Cd to determine drag.

**What is vortex drag?**

The higher-pressure air below a wing spills up over the wing tip into the area of lower-pressure air above. The wing’s forward motion spins this upward spill of air into a long spiral, like a small tornado, that trails off the wing tip. These wing tip vortices create a form of pressure drag called vortex drag.

### How do you calculate induced drag?

The induced drag coefficient Cdi is equal to the square of the lift coefficient Cl divided by the quantity: pi(3.14159) times the aspect ratio AR times an efficiency factor e. The aspect ratio is the square of the span s divided by the wing area A.

**What is vortex induced lift?**

Vortex lift is that portion of lift due to the action of leading edge vortices. It is generated by wings with highly sweptback, sharp, leading edges (beyond 50 degrees of sweep) or highly-swept wing-root extensions added to a wing of moderate sweep.

**How is induced drag calculated?**

#### How do you calculate drag and lift?

The lift coefficient is defined as: CL = L/qS , where L is the lift force, S the area of the wing and q = (rU2/2) is the dynamic pressure with r the air density and U the airspeed. Similarly, the drag coefficient is written as: CD = D/qS , where D is the drag force and the other symbols have the same meaning.

**How do you reduce vortex drag?**

Other ways to reduce induced drag and tip vortex strength in a wing design are also based upon reducing the quantity air movement upwards at the wing tip by aiming to generate relatively more of the lift away from tips. Wing taper towards the tip assists this as does wing twist.

**What is induced drag and parasite drag?**

There are two basic types: parasite drag and induced drag. The first is called parasite because it in no way functions to aid flight, while the second, induced drag, is a result of an airfoil developing lift. Parasite Drag. Parasite drag is comprised of all the forces that work to slow an aircraft’s movement.