Date: 03 Oct 99 17:38:24 From: email@example.com (Katie Schwarz) Organization: University of California at Berkeley References: 1 2 Followups: 1
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Ernie Fidgeon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >My understanding is that the generator causes the local flow to rotate >downwards onto the wing in the areas where separation starts from the >airfoil. This downward flow delays or prevents separation and improves lift Speaking of vortex generators, I noticed during a couple of 737 rides recently that they were slightly different on different planes. One plane had more of them, in a more complex pattern, than the other. Is this a difference between different models of 737? Or are the vortex generators an after-market addition to the wing? When did vortex generators first become common on airliners? -- Katie Schwarz "There's no need to look for a Chimera, or a cat with three legs." -- Jorge Luis Borges, "Death and the Compass"