publication . Conference object . 2007

Aircraft Wake Vortex Deformation in Turbulent Atmosphere

Hennemann, Ingo; Holzaepfel, Frank;
  • Published: 27 Aug 2007
  • Country: Germany
Large-scale distortion of aircraft wake vortices appears to play a crucial role for aircraft safety during approach and landing. Vortex distortion is investigated based on large eddy simulations of wake vortex evolution in a turbulent atmosphere. A vortex identification method is developed that can be adapted to the vortex scales of interest. Based on the identified vortex center tracks, a statistics of vortex curvature radii is established. This statistics constitutes the basis for understanding, modeling, and exploiting mitigation effects of vortex distortion on wake vortex encounters.
arXiv: Condensed Matter::SuperconductivityPhysics::Fluid DynamicsPhysics::Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics
free text keywords: Wolkenphysik und Verkehrsmeteorologie
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