Accession Number:

AD0603723

Title:

THEORETICAL PARACHUTE INVESTIGATIONS

Descriptive Note:

Progress rept. no. 19, 1 Sep-30 Nov 1961

Corporate Author:

MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS INST OF TECH

Report Date:

1961-11-30

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

Contents Investigation of wake effects on the behavior of parachutes and other retardation devices behind large bodies at subsonic and supersonic speeds Investigation of basic stability parameters of conventional parachutes Theoretical study of supersonic parachute phenomena Theoretical analysis of the dynamics of the opening parachute Statistical analysis of extraction time, deployment time, opening time, and drag coefficient for aerial delivery parachutes and systems Basic principles of new parachutes and retardation devices Gliding aerodynamic decelerator Ribbon grids for supersonic flow Flow patterns of aerodynamic decelerators Stress analysis of the T-10 troop parachute.

Subject Categories:

  • Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE