Showing posts with label WAKE SEPARATION. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WAKE SEPARATION. Show all posts

Friday, May 11, 2012

A380 SUPER AND WAKE TURBULENCE

Srinivas Rao | 12:05 AM | | | | | Best Blogger Tips

Airbus.com

Wake turbulence is turbulence that forms behind an aircraft as it passes through the air. Wingtip vortices occur when a wing is generating lift. Wake turbulence exists in the vortex flow behind the wing. The strength of wingtip vortices is determined primarily by the weight and airspeed of the aircraft.Wingtip vortices make up the primary and most dangerous component of wake turbulence. This is the reason the separation criteria had to be written out for A380.