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Analysis of two 2005 Wake Vortex Encounter Incidents

Schwarz, Carsten and Fischenberg, Dietrich (2010) Analysis of two 2005 Wake Vortex Encounter Incidents. ICAS 2010, 19.- 24. Sept. 2010, Nizza, Frankreich.

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Abstract

Two potential wake vortex encounter incidents which were reported in 2005 in Germany are subject to investigation regarding wake vortices as the possible cause. In both cases a heavy category aircraft was preceding a medium category aircraft. The analysis is based on radar data, FDR data and meteo data. The behavior of the leading aircraft’s wake vortex is simulated in order to determine the closest distance between the follower aircraft and the wake vortex as well as the corresponding vortex strength. Although in both cases the required minimum separation between the aircraft was obeyed, analysis and simulation results indicate that most likely a wake vortex with considerable strength was encountered.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Title:Analysis of two 2005 Wake Vortex Encounter Incidents
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Schwarz, Carstencarsten.schwarz@dlr.de
Fischenberg, DietrichDietrich.Fischenberg@dlr.de
Date:September 2010
Refereed publication:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:wake vortex evolution, wake vortex encounter, incident analysis
Event Title:ICAS 2010
Event Location:Nizza, Frankreich
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:19.- 24. Sept. 2010
Organizer:ICAS
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Aircraft Research
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Wake Vortices (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Systems > Flight Dynamics and Simulation
Deposited By: Carsten Walter Schwarz
Deposited On:24 Nov 2010 15:57
Last Modified:24 Nov 2010 15:57

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