Accession Number:

AD0605671

Title:

THEORETICAL PARACHUTE INVESTIGATIONS

Descriptive Note:

Progress rept. no. 23, 1 Sep-30 Nov 62

Corporate Author:

MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS INST OF TECH

Report Date:

1962-11-30

Pagination or Media Count:

104.0

Abstract:

Contents Investigation of wake effects on the behavior of parachutes and other retardation devices behind large bodies 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 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 Aerodynamic characteristics of the parachute stabilized A-21 cargo container Aerodynamic characteristics of the cross and wagon-wheel type parachutes Determination of mass flow through parachutes with inherent geometric porosity.

Subject Categories:

  • Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE