Opening Dynamics of a T-10 Parachute with Inflation Aids
Final rept. 2 Jun 1968-1 Jun 1969
MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING AND MECHANICS
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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.
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