Accession Number:

ADA012383

Title:

Investigation of the Vortex Wake Characteristics of Jet Transports During Climbout and Turning Flight.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct-Nov 73,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

132.0

Abstract:

The characteristics of the trailing vortices of several large propeller and jet transport aircraft are reported. An investigation centered around jet transport vortex persistence and movement during noise abatement-type departure operations at the Los Angeles International Airport and how approaching aircraft could avoid these vortices, although, it is concluded that the results and conclusions would be applicable to similar operations at other airports. The study is primarily based upon full-scale flight tests of vortex characteristics and their effect on encountering aircraft, conducted by NAFEC, NASA, Boeing, and the Royal Aircraft Establishment RAE.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE