vortex trail

A white trail from the wing tip, propeller, tip, etc., caused by intense pressure and temperature changes in the vortex.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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  • trailing vortex — noun (aeronautics) The vortex passing from the tips of the main surfaces of an aircraft and extending downstream and behind it • • • Main Entry: ↑trail …   Useful english dictionary

  • vapor trail — Synonyms and related words: backwash, condensation trail, contrail, course, exhaust, line, path, piste, scent, signs, spoor, stream, traces, track, trail, vortex, wake, wash …   Moby Thesaurus

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  • steady streamlined flow — An airflow whose parameters (e.g., speed, direction, pressure, etc.) are constant at any point with respect to time. The airflow could be linear, a controlled separated flow, a leading edge vortex flow, or a vortex trail. Vortex streamline flow.… …   Aviation dictionary

  • вихревая дорожка — — [А.С.Гольдберг. Англо русский энергетический словарь. 2006 г.] Тематики энергетика в целом EN vortex trail …   Справочник технического переводчика

  • KÁRMÁN, THEODORE VON — (1881–1963), aerodynamicist. Von Kármán was born in Hungary and studied in Budapest and Goettingen. During World War I he was a lieutenant in the Austro Hungarian aviation corps. He invented a helicopter with two counter rotating propellers, a… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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