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Aerodynamics of Parachutes Clusters

CDT Clifton Kyle, USMA

Project Supervisor:
Dr. Tomoyasu Nonoshita, Vinod Kumar, T*AFSM
Dr. Keith Stein, US Army Natick Solider Center, T*AFSM

Principal Investigator:
Professor Tayfun E. Tezduyar, T*AFSM

This project is part of a research effort by the T*AFSM in collaboration with US Army Natick Soldier Center. The goal in this project is to simulate the aerodynamics of clusters of parachutes used in delivering large payloads.



Figure 1. Side and top views of the velocity vectors (colored with air pressure) for a cluster of three parachutes.



Figure 2. Side and top views of the velocity vectors (colored with air pressure) for a cluster of six parachutes.