Parachute systems with multiple parachutes or parachute clusters may involve aerodynamic and fluid-structure interactions between parachute canopies. Such interactions can occur between two separate parachutes when they come close to each other. They can also occur between the canopies of a cluster of parachutes. We present results for the interactions involving two separate round parachutes in close proximity to one another. In this case we study the effect of the separation distance on the aerodynamic interactions and, investigate the fluid-structure interactions for two parachutes with given initial relative positions. We also present results for the aerodynamic interactions between the canopies in a cluster of parachutes, where we study the effect of varying the number and arrangement of the canopies.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (Publication) PVP|
|Publication status||Published - 2001 Dec 1|
|Event||2001 ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference - Atlanta, GA, United States|
Duration: 2001 Jul 22 → 2001 Jul 26
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Mechanical Engineering