Terminal Velocity (without considering buoyancy)


Terminal velocity is simply the fastest speed that a falling object can reach in a certain circumstance. Different objects have different terminal velocities. On Earth, the terminal velocity of an object changes due to the properties of the fluid, the mass of the object and its projected cross-sectional surface area.

Related formulas


VtTerminal Velocity (m/s)
mmass of falling object (kg)
gStandard gravity
ρdensity of the fluid through which the object is falling (kg/m3)
Aprojected area of the falling object (m2)
Cddrag coefficient (dimensionless)