Accession Number:

ADA036497

Title:

Reefing of Parachutes - Drag Area Ratios vs Reefing Ratios

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1975/76

Corporate Author:

AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

61.0

Abstract:

Reefing data were collected and evaluated for the following parachute types solid circular parachutes of flat, conical, and triconical design extended skirt parachutes of 10 percent flat extended, 10 percent straight extended, and fully extended 14.3 percent design and slotted parachutes of ringslot, Ringsail, and flat and conical ribbon design. Various reefing terminologies are discussed that have been used in the past and a recommendation is made for a common terminology. Background data are provided for all parachutes analyzed.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Gliders and Parachutes
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE