Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
Research article
14 Mar 2014
Research article |  | 14 Mar 2014

Dimension of aircraft exhaust plumes at cruise conditions: effect of wake vortices

S. Unterstrasser, R. Paoli, I. Sölch, C. Kühnlein, and T. Gerz

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