Accession Number:

ADA025614

Title:

Summary and Evaluation of Theoretical Developments Relating to Trailing Wing Tip Vortices Generated by Aircraft,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND OFFUTT AFB NEBR OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-05-10

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

This report presents a summary of theories and measurements which are believed to be applicable to the prediction of details concerning the structure and behavior of wing tip vortices created by large aircraft. Emphasis is placed upon the chronological development of theories, their comparison, and the selection of those which are believed to be most useful in predicting detailed velocity profiles of and within vortices from the moment of wing tip shedding until considerable trailing distances have been established with the passage of time. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE