Accession Number:

ADA250882

Title:

Selection of Opening Model for Parachute Scaling Studies

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 1990-Jun 1991,

Corporate Author:

LOWELL UNIV MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

This report consists of a summary of work to program an existing parachute opening dynamics theory for use with research into the scaling laws governing relationships between model and full-scale parachutes during the opening phase. The theory forms a basis to which modifications can be made to predict the opening dynamics of small-scale models. The object is eventually to be able to predict canopy stiffness effects on opening behavior.

Subject Categories:

  • Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE