Vortex Street

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Vortex Street

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Two parallel rows of alternately placed vortexes along the wake of an obstacle in a fluid of moderate Reynolds number. Also called Karman vortex street, vortex trail vortex train. </dd>
Fluid drag can be calculated from the motion of these vortexes, which are stable only for a certain radio of the width of the street to the distance between vortexes along the street. </dd>

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This article is based on NASA's Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use