Accession Number:

AD0861437

Title:

Aerodynamic Characteristics of Ballutes and Disk-Gap-Band Parachutes at Mach Numbers from 1.8 to 3.7

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 30 Jul-13 Sep 1969

Corporate Author:

ARO INC ARNOLD AFS TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

A test was conducted in a supersonic wind tunnel, to determine deployment characteristics and aerodynamic performance of disk-gap-band parachutes of various geometric porosities and ballutes with various ram-air inlet configurations. Deployments were made from a reentry-type model at nominal free-stream Mach numbers from 2.0 to 3.7 at a nominal free-stream dynamic pressure of 70 psf.

Subject Categories:

  • Gliders and Parachutes
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE