In this video, Nick discusses Chordwise Lift Distribution

Chordwise Distribution; how is air load distributed along the chord of the wing? These two gentlemen, Birnbaum and Glauert, came up with some calculations back in the early 1900s. They theorized that there are three different forces acting on this airfoil: one that’s derived from flat plate, one from camber, and one from surface deflection. In this video you will learn about the total load can be split up to get the Chordwise Distribution.