I am working on a simple flight simulator. For this, I need to calculate aerodynamic forces and apply them to the aircraft. As I understand it, lift and drag act through the wings center of pressure.
Unfortunately, all the information that I have found so far only talks about the location of the center of pressure in relation to the chord and the airfoil. Something like this:
So my question is, where would the CoP be located along the length of the wing? Say I model the aircraft as having two main wings, where would the lift force be applied? Would it be in the center of wing? I know that the location forward or aft on the wing depends on the airfoil.