Airdrop simulations of controlled parachute descents

R. Charles, R. Benney, K. Stein, T. Tezduyar, S. Sathe, M. Senga, C. Ozcan, T. Soltys, V. Kumar, M. Accorsi, Z. Xu, B. Zhou

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Computational simulation tools have been applied to a variety of applications relating to the control of parachute descent. The simulation tools have three components: the computation of the structural dynamics (CSD); the computation of the fluid dynamics of the air stream (CFD); and the mutual interface between two that make up the fluid-structure interactions (FSI). In the area of CSD, element contact methodologies have been investigated and tested. FSI developments have focused on the application of line input controls and soft-landing techniques for round canopies. In addition, long duration simulation results have been performed and compared qualitatively with the results from experimental investigations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2003 User Group Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)0769519539, 9780769519531
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event2003 User Group Conference - Bellevue, United States
Duration: 2003 Jun 92003 Jun 13

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2003 User Group Conference


Other2003 User Group Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Aerospace simulation
  • Biological system modeling
  • Biology
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Computational geometry
  • Computational modeling
  • Computer interfaces
  • Fluid dynamics
  • High performance computing
  • System testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Oceanography
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Atmospheric Science


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