Wake Properties Behind a Flared Cylindrical Forebody and Aerodynamic Characteristics of Several Flexible Aerodynamic Decelerators at Mach Numbers from 1.75 to 4.75
Final rept. 26 Jan-16 Mar 1970
ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN
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A test was conducted to determine the flow field properties in the wake of a strut-mounted cylindrical forebody with and without base bleed and to determine aerodynamic performance of two types of parachutes. The wake was surveyed from two to eight forebody diameters aft of the base. Parachute separation distance was remotely varied from four to nine forebody diameters aft of the base. Data were obtained at Mach numbers from 1.75 to 4.75 at a nominal free-stream dynamic pressure of 80 psf. Base bleed reduced the local wake Mach number and dynamic pressure behind the forebody at all XD locations for ZD zero. The addition of webs to the Supersonic X parachute, in general, decreased the parachute dynamics at Mach numbers greater than three.
- Gliders and Parachutes
- Fluid Mechanics