A study was conducted to explore the supersonic flow field around the parachute and examine the effects of the ratio of the diameter of the capsule to that of the canopy (d/D) and the trailing distance (X/d) between the canopy and capsule on the flow field and their coupling. Numerical simulation was performed for 3-D rigid parachute models with different sizes at freestream Mach number 2. The computational results are compared with the experimental data obtained in wind tunnel tests. The parameters of interest included the dimensionless trailing distance X/d and the dimensionless diameter ratio d/D in performing the simulations.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Aerospace Engineering