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