Accession Number:

AD0468360

Title:

DYNAMIC STABILITY OF A PARACHUTE POINT-MASS LOAD SYSTEM

Descriptive Note:

Final technical documentary rept., Apr 1963-Aug 1964

Corporate Author:

MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS DEPT OF AERONAUTICS AND ENGINEERING MECHANICS

Report Date:

1965-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

The dynamic stability of a parachute load system has been analytically investigated for a pointmass load and a statically stable parachute. A typical system consisting of a relatively large suspended load mass and small ribless guide surface parachute has been numerically calculated. Utilizing the apparent mass and apparent moment of inertia, as well as the aerodynamic coefficients of the parachute canopy, the equations of motion for the system have been solved. The influence of several design parameters upon the dynamic stability characteristics of the system have been discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE