Aerodynamic interactions between parachute canopies

K. Stein, T. Tezduyar, V. Kumar, S. Sathe, R. Benney, E. Thornburg, C. Kyle, T. Nonoshita

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Abstract

Aerodynamic interactions between parachute canopies can occur when two separate parachutes come close to each other or in a cluster of parachutes. For the case of two separate parachutes, our computational study focuses on the effect of the separation distance on the aerodynamic interactions, and also focuses on the fluid-structure interactions with given initial relative positions. For the aerodynamic interactions between the canopies of a cluster of parachutes, we focus on the effect of varying the number and arrangement of the canopies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-57
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME
Volume70
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 1

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Stein, K., Tezduyar, T., Kumar, V., Sathe, S., Benney, R., Thornburg, E., Kyle, C., & Nonoshita, T. (2003). Aerodynamic interactions between parachute canopies. Journal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME, 70(1), 50-57. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1530634