Accession Number:

AD0779527

Title:

Development of a Total Trajectory Simulation for Single Recovery Parachute Systems. Volume 1. Analytical Model and Computer Program Design Rationale

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Nov 1971-Jun 1973

Corporate Author:

MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS

Report Date:

1973-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

121.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Gliders and Parachutes
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE