Accession Number : AD0269493
Title : WIND TUNNEL INVESTIGATION OF FLEXIBLE PARACHUTE MODELS AT SUPERSONIC SPEEDS
Corporate Author : ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFS TN
Personal Author(s) : MORGAN, L.A.
Report Date : JAN 1962
Pagination or Media Count : 1
Abstract : Tests were conducted in the 40-in. Supersonic Tunnel of the von Karman Gas Dynamics Facility to determine the aerodynamic characteristics of a series of flexible parachute models at Mach numbers from 1.5 to 3. Parachutes of various designs employing porous, non-porous, and ribbon materials were tested by deployment from a modified Pershing model. High-speed movies and drag measurements were obtained. (Author)
Descriptors : *RIBBON PARACHUTES, *SUPERSONIC FLOW, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, DRAG, MODEL TESTS, OPERATION, PARACHUTES, WIND TUNNEL MODELS.
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE