Accession Number:

AD0614138

Title:

PARACHUTE STRESS ANALYSIS DURING INFLATION AND AT STEADY STATE,

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MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS

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Report Date:

1963-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

The stresses occurring in the cloth of a parachute during the period of inflation and under steady state are calculated for a number of instantaneous shapes which are characteristic of the opening process and the steady state. The method is general and may be applied to any type of parachute built out of solid cloth, concentric rings or ribbons. The presented analysis is related to canopies consisting of triangular gores but can be extended to other gore patterns. A numerical calculation is made for a solid flat circular parachute during the period of opening and at steady state. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE