Investigation of the Vortex Wake Characteristics of Jet Transports During Climbout and Turning Flight.
Final rept. Oct-Nov 73,
NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J
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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.
- Fluid Mechanics