Accession Number:

ADA125717

Title:

Reefing of Parachutes Forces in Reefing Lines

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

This report presents data on the forces in reefing lines. The forces data were obtained from wind tunnel tests, from aerial free-flight tests and through the analysis of known reefing line failures. It was found that forces in reefing lines vary with the type of parachute used, with the reefing ratio, with the length of the suspension lines and with single or multiple stage reefing. The report discusses the difference in the reefing line forces of first stage drogue chutes, ordnance type retardation parachutes and large final descent main parachutes. Recommendations are made for stressing the reefing lines for various types of application. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Gliders and Parachutes
  • Textiles
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE