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Reference area, in drag coefficient formula

  1. May 18, 2009 #1

    small question

    in the drag coefficient formula

    for boats and ships, is the reference area, the surface area of the submerged part of the ship/boat?

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  3. May 19, 2009 #2


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    Hi Demson! Welcome to PF! :smile:

    It depends … see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drag_coefficient" [Broken] for details :wink:
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