Recent NASA Wake-Vortex Flight Tests, Flow-Physics Database and Wake-Development Analysis 985592
A series of flight tests over the ocean of a four engine turboprop airplane in the cruise configuration have provided a data set for improved understanding of wake vortex physics and atmospheric interaction. An integrated database has been compiled for wake-characterization and validation of wake-vortex computational models. This paper describes the wake-vortex flight tests, the data processing, the database development and access, and results obtained from preliminary wake-characterization analysis using the data sets.
Citation: Vicroy, D., Vijgen, P., Reimer, H., Gallegos, J. et al., "Recent NASA Wake-Vortex Flight Tests, Flow-Physics Database and Wake-Development Analysis," SAE Technical Paper 985592, 1998, https://doi.org/10.4271/985592. Download Citation
Dan D. Vicroy, Paul M. Vijgen, Heidi M. Reimer, Joey L. Gallegos, Philippe R. Spalart
Boeing Commercial Airplane Group
World Aviation Congress & Exposition
SAE 1998 Transactions - Journal of Aerospace-V107-1