wake turbulence

(redirected from Wake vortex)

wake turbulence

wake turbulence
The disturbed air left behind by an airplane. It consists of wing-tip vortices and a jet blast, jet wash, propeller wash, and rotor wash, both on the ground and in the air. It is the region of reduced total pressure behind an aircraft in flight.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
References in periodicals archive ?
A series of flow field images were taken by a high-speed camera to obtain wake vortex structure development.
[19] explained that, at high Re, the free shear layers separated from cylinder 1, after shielding behind cylinder 4 immediately, induce a strong backflow that applies a negative drag on cylinder 4; however, at low Reynolds numbers, the wake vortex or the backflow zone is formed far away from the downstream cylinder and the strength of backflow is too weak to produce a negative drag on cylinder 4.
Analysis of Near Wake Vortex Shedding of Square Column VIVPEH under Different Attack Angles.
Dreamchaser is based), Aircraft Synthetic Vision System, Small Aircraft Transportation System, NASA Wake Vortex Hazards and Atmospheric Sciences Earth Albedo.
We also know that surface winds can blow a wake vortex back onto the runway and leave it there, just for us.
One of the first areas for joint activity that will take place under this agreement is to advance the research on the Wake Vortex concepts.
One of the first areas for joint activity that will take place under this agreement, is to advance the research on the Wake Vortex concepts.
Thus, you should focus on what's upwind--that 767 that took off on an upwind parallel runway may have shed a wake vortex that is drifting into your path.
* Proactive Freedoms: Option to prioritise use of the southern runway for A380s, Terminal 4 aircraft and small/light wake vortex category aircraft for increased taxi and stand efficiency.