Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Wake Turbulence and BVI—Vortices Come in All Sizes The 24th Nikolsky Lecture
Abstract:This lecture will discuss the behavior and basics of vortex geometry and strength, particularly with regard to those areas where your speaker has had some personal involvement. A comparison will be made between some recent measurements taken of the vortex geometry from a rotor compared to predictions based on the wake turbulence study that obtained the first far‐ and near‐field measurements of a full‐scale airplane wake. Specific topics to be discussed include impulsive pressure, vortex core size, vortex breakdown and efforts to alleviate unfavorable effects resulting from vortex interference on both fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
Publication date: July 1, 2005
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