Wind-tunnel investigation of the effects of various asymmetric canopy modifications on the behavior of descending parachutes
Description: Report presenting an investigation in the free-spinning tunnel to study the behavior in descent of hemispherical and quasi-conical parachutes, some with symmetrical canopy modifications and all with a right circular cylinder suspended by one end below the parachute. Results indicated that a lateral flight component during descent could be obtained by using a circular cutout in the side of the canopy of a hemispherical parachute and a large slit between two panels of a quasi-conical parachute.
Date: February 15, 1952
Creator: Scher, Stanley H.
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