Accession Number:

AD0869329

Title:

Opening Dynamics of a T-10 Parachute with Inflation Aids

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 2 Jun 1968-1 Jun 1969

Corporate Author:

MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING AND MECHANICS

Report Date:

1970-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

The characteristic times and opening forces were studied for various inflation aid configurations of a model T-10 parachute. Finite mass wind tunnel tests were conducted in the horizontal return wind tunnel at a snatch velocity of 70 fps with a suspended load of 1.1 lbs. Relative to results of the standard T-10 parachute, the percentage decrease in the characteristic time and the corresponding percentage increase in the peak force were presented for five centerline, three internal parachutes and two centerline-internal combinations.

Subject Categories:

  • Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE