Accession Number : AD0605143

Title :   THEORETICAL PARACHUTE INVESTIGATIONS.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept. no. 17, 1 Mar-31 May 61.

Corporate Author : MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS INST OF TECH

Report Date : 31 MAY 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 142

Abstract : Contents: IIInvestigation of wake effects on the behavior of parachutes and other retardation devices behind large bodies at subsonic and supersonic speeds Investigation of basic stability Parameters of Conventional Parachutes Determination of the Minimum Sized Parachute for Stabilization of General Aerial Delivery Cargo Theoretical study of supersonic parachute phenomena Theoretical Analysis of the Dynamics of the Opening Parachute Statistical analysis of extraction time, deployment time, opening time, and drag coefficient for aerial delivery parachutes and systems Study of basic principles of new parachutes and retardation devices Vortex Ring parachute study Gliding aerodynamic decelerator Ribbon grids for supersonic flow Study of flow patterns of aerodynamic decelerators by means of the surface wave analogy Stationary model water channel Stress analysis of the T-10 Troop Parachute

Descriptors :   (*PARACHUTES, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS), DROGUE PARACHUTES, CARGO PARACHUTES, RIBBON PARACHUTES, WIND TUNNELS, SUBSONIC FLOW, SUPERSONIC FLOW, MODEL TESTS, WAKE, STABILITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE