Team for Advanced Flow Simulation and Modeling
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Aerodynamics of T-10 Parachutes
Bill Robertson, T*AFSM
This project is part of a research effort by the T*AFSM in
collaboration with US Army Natick Center. When one
parachute comes close to the top of another, the upper
parachute loses its drag and might collapse. The objective in
this project is to study the aerodynamic behavior of the upper
parachute in terms of drag and lift, and to explore the possibility
of maneuvering the upper parachute by pulling the risers.
Figure 1: Riser pull and parachute deformation.
Figure 2: Velocity vectors colored with pressure.