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Flow Studies of Decelerators at Supersonic SpeedsWind tunnel tests recorded the effect of decelerators on flow at various supersonic speeds. Rigid parachute models were tested for the effects of porosity, shroud length, and number of shrouds. Flexible model parachutes were tested for effects of porosity and conical-shaped canopy. Ribbon dive brakes on a missile-shaped body were tested for effect of tension cable type and ribbon flare type. The final test involved a plastic sphere on riser lines.
Document ID
20070030953
Document Type
Video
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
March 26, 1959
Subject Category
Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
Report/Patent Number
L-445
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.