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Aerodynamic Interactions Between Parachute Canopies

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K. Stein

Department of Physics, Bethel College, St. Paul, MN 55112

T. Tezduyar, V. Kumar, S. Sathe

Mechanical Engineering, Rice University, MS 321, Houston, TX 77005

R. Benney

Natick Soldier Center, Natick, MA 01760

E. Thornburg, C. Kyle

U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY 10996

T. Nonoshita

Nepon, Inc., Kanagawa, Japan

J. Appl. Mech 70(1), 50-57 (Jan 23, 2003) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1530634 History: Received August 23, 2001; Revised March 18, 2002; Online January 23, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Fluid-structure interactions of two parachutes. T-10 parachute structural model.
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Fluid-structure interactions of two parachutes. Vorticity at four instants.
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Fluid-structure interactions of two parachutes. Structural motion and differential pressure distribution at t=0.00, 0.64, 1.27, and 1.91 seconds.
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Aerodynamic interactions of two parachutes. Parachute canopy (left), paratrooper (right).
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Aerodynamic interactions of two parachutes. Velocity (left), vorticity (right).
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Aerodynamic interactions of two parachutes. Influence of horizontal spacing on drag, D.
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Aerodynamic interactions of two parachutes. Influence of horizontal spacing on Fx.
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Aerodynamic interactions in parachute clusters. Vorticity.

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