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Gecko April 9, 2003 12:27

Tip vortex and drag
 
Hello, why the winglet that can reduce the strength of the tip vortex can also reduce the drag, what is the connection between the tip vortex and drag?

Thanx, Gecko

Anton Lyaskin April 10, 2003 06:34

Re: Tip vortex and drag
 
Formation of tip vortex drains energy from the flow. This gives additional drag.


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