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Documentation for Three Wake Vortex Model Data Sets from Simulation of Flight 587 Wake Vortex Encounter Accident CaseThis document contains a general description for data sets of a wake vortex system in a turbulent environment. The turbulence and thermal stratification of the environment are representative of the conditions on November 12, 2001 near John F. Kennedy International Airport. The simulation assumes no ambient winds. The full three dimensional simulation of the wake vortex system from a Boeing 747 predicts vortex circulation levels at 80% of their initial value at the time of the proposed vortex encounter. The linked vortex oval orientation showed no twisting, and the oval elevations at the widest point were about 20 meters higher than where the vortex pair joined. Fred Proctor of NASA?s Langley Research Center presented the results from this work at the NTSB public hearing that started 29 October 2002. This document contains a description of each data set including: variables, coordinate system, data format, and sample plots. Also included are instructions on how to read the data.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Langley Research Center
Document Type
Switzer, George F.
(RTI International Research Triangle Park, NC, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2008
Subject Category
Air Transportation And Safety
Report/Patent Number
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 305295.02.07.07
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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