MODEL PREDICTIONS OF WIND AND TURBULENCE PROFILES ASSOCIATED WITH AN ENSEMBLE OF AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS

The feasibility of predicting conditions under which wind/turbulence environments hazardous to aviation operations exist is studied by examining a number of different accidents in detail. A model of turbulent flow in the atmospheric boundary layer is used to reconstruct wind and turbulence profiles which may have existed at low altitudes at the time of the accidents. The predictions are consistent with available flight recorder data, but neither the input boundary conditions nor the flight recorder observations are sufficiently precise for these studies to be interpreted as verification tests of the model predictions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Aeronautical Research Associates of Princeton

    50 Washington Road, P.O. Box 2229
    Princeton, NJ  USA  08540
  • Authors:
    • Williamson, G G
    • Lewellen, W S
    • Teske, M E
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 161 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00175016
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-2884 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: NAS8-32037
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM