The wing surface is the surface of the wing, or the generator profile lift should not be confused with the midship area or frontal surface

When the wing surface increases the lift increases. By modifying the surface, the plane or the sailboat changes lift, depending on the relative velocity of the fluid.

The wing area is a parameter of the lift.

wing area in lift formula

  • Lift in Newtons
  • CL is the lift coefficient, it is determined experimentally in a wind tunnel or with numerical methods
  • p is the density of the fluid KG/m3
  • S wing surface
  • v relative velocity of the fluid m/s

The wing area is also involved in the frictional resistance generated by its surface in contact with the fluid.

with Mecaflux standard you enter the dimensions of the profile you have chosen, and the wing area and its lift is updated:

wing area