Aerodynamic Wake

Aerodynamic Wake

 

the region of a decelerated fluid that arises behind the body around which the fluid flows and extends for some distance. It is the boundary layer that has separated from the rear of the body.

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Taking into consideration the flow in bladed disks of multistage compressors operating under conditions of periodic angular flow non-uniformity caused by disturbances created by the aerodynamic wake behind the trailing edges of blades of previous stages, it is possible to specify that the calculation pattern that corresponds to the image of non-steady flow about the compressor grid can be obtained if the values of velocities and pressures are presented in the form of the sum of steady and pulsating components:
As a result of the aerodynamic wake behind the first row of tubes the circumfluence character of the second and the following rows changes as well.
The team's laser-illuminated experiments "provide a beautiful look" at the aerodynamic wake behind a flying bat, says Douglas R.
Thus, the entire aerodynamic wake of a flying insect consists of a series of mutually parallel rings (Ellington 1980; Grodnitsky and Morozov 1992, 1993, 1995), independent of a kinematic pattern of the wings.