Phenomena

Starting Vortices

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Whenever a wing stops or starts in a fluid, it produces a vortex. This 2D numerical simulation shows an airfoil repeatedly starting and stopping, shedding a vortex each time. Note how the line of vortices drifts downward in the wake; this is an indication of downwash. (submitted by jessecaps)

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