Accession Number:

AD0460890

Title:

DRAG AND STABILITY OF CROSS TYPE PARACHUTES

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Apr 1963-May 1964

Corporate Author:

MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS

Report Date:

1965-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

Wind tunnel studies have been performed on several configurations of the Cross parachute. Both the canopy geometry and the cloth porosity have been varied to provide data over the entire range for which the canopy may be used. In addition, the performance of these canopies in the wake of a forebody has been evaluated. This report contains the results of three-component studies on these models as well as a discussion of the canopy performance in light of the tests performed.

Subject Categories:

  • Gliders and Parachutes
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE