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AtmosphericDragForceCalculateForce Method

Calculates the atmospheric drag force on an object. This low-level call is provided for convenience in simple use cases, in general you should call BuildForceEvaluator(ResultantForceBuilder, EvaluatorGroup) to produce a ForceEvaluator from this class that will model drag forces on an object over time.

Namespace:  AGI.Foundation.Celestial
Assembly:  AGI.Foundation.OrbitPropagation (in AGI.Foundation.OrbitPropagation.dll) Version: 19.1.398.0 (19.1.398.0)
Syntax
public static Cartesian CalculateForce(
	Cartesian velocity,
	double density,
	double dragCoefficient,
	double area
)

Parameters

velocity
Type: AGI.Foundation.CoordinatesCartesian
The platform's velocity in the fixed frame.
density
Type: SystemDouble
The atmospheric density at the platform's position.
dragCoefficient
Type: SystemDouble
The platform's drag coefficient.
area
Type: SystemDouble
The platform's cross-sectional area.

Return Value

Type: Cartesian
The drag force on the platform, in the fixed frame.
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