Accession Number:

AD0608305

Title:

PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION MEASUREMENTS OF CONVENTIONAL RIBBON PARACHUTES IN SUPERSONIC FLOW,

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MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS

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Report Date:

1964-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

Conventionally shaped ribbon parachutes do not function satisfactorily as aerodynamic decelerators in supersonic flow. Their unstable behavior is particularly objectionable. To determine the cause of this structural and dynamic instability, a series of pressure distribution measurements were made on ribbon parachutes at Mach numbers of 0.8, 1.08, 1.2, 3.0, and 4.5. The results of measurements and attempts to indicate the effect of suspension lines and forebodies on the pressure distribution of the parachute canopy are presented. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE