Parallel computation of parachute fluid-structure interactions

Keith R. Stein, Richard J. Benney, Vinay Kalro, Andrew A. Johnson, Tayfun E. Tezduyar

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The Army currently lacks the ability to predict accurately the behavior of parachute fluid-structure interaction phenomena. The interactions between the parachute system and the surrounding flow field are dominant in most parachute operations and thus the ability to predict parachute fluid-structure interaction phenomena is of interest to the Army. This paper presents the current status of an ongoing research effort to couple the finite element formulations for the fluid dynamics and structural dynamics encountered in parachute problems. An application of the opening of an axisymmetric round parachute is presented. Future considerations for the coupled model and potential applications of interest to the Army are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
Event14th Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference, 1997 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 1997 Jun 31997 Jun 5


Other14th Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference, 1997
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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