Simulation of parachute dynamics during control line input operations

K. Stein, Tayfun E. Tezduyar, S. Sathe, M. Senga, C. Ozcan, T. Soltys, V. Kumar, R. Benney, R. Charles

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Abstract

An approach for the numerical simulation of parachute fluid-structure interactions is highlighted. Numerical examples are presented demonstrating the fluid-structure interaction behavior for a steerable round parachute and for a parachute soft-landing retraction system. For the fluid dynamics simulations, we use the Deforming-Spatial-Domain/Stabilized Space-Time (DSD/SST) formulation which was developed for flow problems with moving boundaries and interfaces,1 along with an automatic mesh update method and occasional remeshing of the fluid mesh. The structural dynamics simulations utilize a finite element formulation based on the principle of virtual work for a cable-membrane tension structure.2.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference and Seminar
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event17th AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference and Seminar 2003 - Monterey, CA, United States
Duration: 2003 May 192003 May 22

Other

Other17th AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference and Seminar 2003
CountryUnited States
CityMonterey, CA
Period03/5/1903/5/22

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Stein, K., Tezduyar, T. E., Sathe, S., Senga, M., Ozcan, C., Soltys, T., Kumar, V., Benney, R., & Charles, R. (2003). Simulation of parachute dynamics during control line input operations. In 17th AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference and Seminar