Wing Vortices Feature Summary
- From Physics Research
- This image from ONERA, the French aerospace lab, shows a simulation of the wake of an aircraft, looking along the direction the aircraft is moving. To learn more, visit Wing Vortices, and be sure to check out the diagrams there.
Also, compare the image above with this photo (from PTG Issue 33, in the Archives) showing the pattern of smoke released behind the wingtip of a crop-duster. How well did the simulation model the crop-duster wake?
- image credit: Odile Labbe, ONERA; image source; larger image
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- January 1, 2012 - January 16, 2012