Numerical simulation of the wake of an airliner

Dmitry Kolomenskiy, Roberto Paoli

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Large-eddy simulation of the wake past a realistic model airliner at cruise is presented. The near wake is resolved in a rectangular domain that extends through a distance of 3.33 times the wing span downstream from the wing tips. Dynamical properties of the trailing vortices and the jets are analyzed. The Moore-Saffman model is found consistent with the tangential velocity profiles obtained from the numerical simulation. Recommendations are made for the future far-wake modeling using the near-wake data as the initial condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1689-1699
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Aircraft
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


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