A Study on the Numerical Analysis of Three-Dimensional Parachute Inflation Process
The finite element model of a folded parachute is established in this paper. The dynamic change of structure and flow field during the parachute inflation process is obtained based on Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) coupling calculation. The accuracy of results is verified by wind tunnel tests. The present work is significant for improving parachute performance analysis, and also can be referenced by other fabrics analysis.
Wenzhe Chen, Pinqiang Dai, Yonglu Chen, Qianting Wang and Zhengyi Jiang
J. Qian et al., "A Study on the Numerical Analysis of Three-Dimensional Parachute Inflation Process", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 479-481, pp. 2582-2585, 2012