Description: Physics of the phenomenon causing formation and development of the wake vortices, and also methods of investigating their characteristics are considered briefly. Timeliness of investigating the vortex paths and wake vortices is shown. Analysis of existing numerical methods for investigating the characteristics of vortex paths and wake vortices and also getting aerodynamic characteristics of aircraft is accomplished. Wake vortex mathematical modeling method is defined. Directions for studying characteristics of vortex paths and wake vortices are explained.
Keywords: aircraft, wake vortex, discrete vortex method