Review of Idealized Aircraft Wake Vortex Models

Properties of three aircraft wake vortex models, Lamb-Oseen, Burnham-Hallock, and Proctor, are reviewed. These idealized models are often used to initialize the aircraft wake vortex pair in large eddy simulations and in wake encounter hazard models, as well as to define matched filters for processing lidar observations of aircraft wake vortices. Basic parameters for each vortex model, such as peak tangential velocity and circulation strength as a function of vortex core radius size, are examined. The models are also compared using different vortex characterizations, such as the vorticity magnitude. Results of Euler and large eddy simulations are presented. The application of vortex models in the post-processing of lidar observations is discussed.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 28p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01531752
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 2014 10:05AM