Development of a massively parallel parachute performance prediction code

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The Department of Energy has given Sandia full responsibility for the complete life cycle (cradle to grave) of all nuclear weapon parachutes. Sandia National Laboratories is initiating development of a complete numerical simulation of parachute performance, beginning with parachute deployment and continuing through inflation and steady state descent. The purpose of the parachute performance code is to predict the performance of stockpile weapon parachutes as these parachutes continue to age well beyond their intended service life. A new massively parallel computer will provide unprecedented speed and memory for solving this complex problem, and new software will be written to treat ... continued below

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Peterson, C.W.; Strickland, J.H.; Wolfe, W.P.; Sundberg, W.D. & McBride, D.D. April 1, 1997.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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The Department of Energy has given Sandia full responsibility for the complete life cycle (cradle to grave) of all nuclear weapon parachutes. Sandia National Laboratories is initiating development of a complete numerical simulation of parachute performance, beginning with parachute deployment and continuing through inflation and steady state descent. The purpose of the parachute performance code is to predict the performance of stockpile weapon parachutes as these parachutes continue to age well beyond their intended service life. A new massively parallel computer will provide unprecedented speed and memory for solving this complex problem, and new software will be written to treat the coupled fluid, structure and trajectory calculations as part of a single code. Verification and validation experiments have been proposed to provide the necessary confidence in the computations.

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OSTI as DE97004636

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  • 14. aerodynamic decelarator systems technology conference, San Francisco, CA (United States), 2-5 Jun 1997

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  • Other: DE97004636
  • Report No.: SAND--97-0833C
  • Report No.: CONF-970654--3
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 474911
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc674256

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Peterson, C.W.; Strickland, J.H.; Wolfe, W.P.; Sundberg, W.D. & McBride, D.D. Development of a massively parallel parachute performance prediction code, article, April 1, 1997; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc674256/: accessed April 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.