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Final Report - FAR-Wake (Fundamental Research on Aircraft Wake Phenomena)

Project ID: 12238
Funded under: FP6-AEROSPACE

Abstract

This is the final report for the 'Fundamental research on aircraft wake phenomena' (FAR-WAKE) project whose main objective was to gain new knowledge about open issues of vortex dynamics relevant to aircraft wakes, and to provide a more systematic description than previously achieved, of the phenomena involved in aircraft wake dynamics.

The final report covers the systematic results and physical understanding concerning previously unresolved issues related to aircraft trailing wakes, including the role of vortex instabilities, the influence of engine jets and fuselage wakes, and ground effects.

These results represent a solid knowledge base for future applications aiming at the reduction of wake turbulence hazards. Concerning ground effects, the project has in addition produced improved tools for the real-time prediction of wake vortex behaviour, for potential use in the domain of air traffic management.

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