Development of a Total Trajectory Simulation for Single Recovery Parachute Systems. Volume 1. Analytical Model and Computer Program Design Rationale
Final rept. Nov 1971-Jun 1973
MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS
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A method of total trajectory simulation was established which is based on the governing equations of the various phases of an airdrop or recovery system. In view of these equations, a computer program capable of predicting the performance characteristics of a parachute-load system from the instant of initiation to the moment of landing was established. Calculations were performed for a number of different aerial delivery systems. The calculated results fall well within the broad ranges of expected performance, based upon a familiarity with field test results.
- Gliders and Parachutes
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics