Accession Number:

AD0604498

Title:

THEORETICAL PARACHUTE INVESTIGATIONS

Descriptive Note:

Progress rept. no. 20, 1 Dec 1961-28 Feb 1962

Corporate Author:

MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS DEPT OF AERONAUTICS AND ENGINEERING MECHANICS

Report Date:

1962-02-28

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

Contents investigation of wake effects on the behavior of parachutes and other retardation devices behind large bodies of 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, study of basic principles of new parachutes and retardation devices, gliding aerodynamic decelerator, effective porosity studies, study of flow patterns of aerodynamic decelerators by means of the surface wave analogy, stress analysis of the T-10 troop parachute.

Subject Categories:

  • Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE