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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.05.07): Vortex Dissipater

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Vortex Dissipater

A high velocity stream of compressor bleed air blown from a nozzle into an area where vortices are likely to form. Vortex dissipaters destroy the vortices that would otherwise suck debris from the ground into engines mounted in pods below the wing.

FMI: http://pdf.aiaa.org/jaPreview/JA/1971/PVJAPRE59173.pdf

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