Abatement of an Aircraft Exhaust Plume Using Aerodynamic Baffles

The exhaust jet from a departing commercial aircraft will eventually rise buoyantly away from the ground; given the high thrust/power (i.e., momentum/buoyancy) ratio of modern aero-engines, however, this is a slow process, perhaps requiring ∼1 min or more. Supported by theoretical and wind tunnel modeling, we have experimented with an array of aerodynamic baffles on […]