Parasite Drag


OpenVSP’s Parasite Drag tool enables very detailed parasitic drag calculations and buildups by leveraging the existing model components and a variety of atmospheric, skin friction, and form factor equations. The Parasite Drag tool documentation page contains formulas, plots, references, and comparisons for all methods and equations used in the analysis, including atmospheric models, and serves as an excellent collection of information in its own right.


Parasite Drag Introduction and Use
Parasite Drag Flow Conditions
Parasite Drag Equation Options
Parasite Drag Component Grouping
Parasite Drag Excrescence

Chapter 3 Subjects

Comp Geom
Planar Slice
Mass Properties Analysis
Projected Area
VSPAERO Advanced Methods
Wave Drag
Parasite Drag
Measure Tool