Terminal Velocity Calculator

When an object falls due to gravity, the maximum velocity or speed gained by the object is called as the terminal velocity. It is the highest velocity attainable by an object as it falls through a fluid and is it changes due to the fluid properties, object's mass and its projected cross-sectional surface area.Calculate maximum falling speed of an object with the gravity, fluid density, drag coefficient, mass and projected area of the object using this terminal velocity calculator.

Calculate Maximum Falling Speed of an Object

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When an object falls due to gravity, the maximum velocity or speed gained by the object is called as the terminal velocity. It is the highest velocity attainable by an object as it falls through a fluid and is it changes due to the fluid properties, object's mass and its projected cross-sectional surface area.Calculate maximum falling speed of an object with the gravity, fluid density, drag coefficient, mass and projected area of the object using this terminal velocity calculator.

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Formula:

Vt = √ ((2 x m x g) / (ρ x A x Cd)) Where, Vt = Terminal Velocity (Maximum Falling Speed) m = Mass of the Falling Object g = Acceleration due to Gravity ρ = Density of Fluid A = Projected Area of the Object Cd = Drag Coefficient

Example

A skydiver with mass 80 kgs and area 1.0 m2 falls through the air at a density of 1 kg/m3 and drag coefficient of 2.
Terminal Vecolity / Maximum Falling Speed = √ ((2 x 80 x 9.8) / (1 x 1 x 2))
= 28 m/s

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