Faculty Advisor

Johari, Hamid

Abstract

This project investigated the loading changes experienced by a Jalbert parafoil during a flare deflection maneuver, and 3-D representations of these stages were generated using CAD software. Wind tunnel testing at various angles of attack resulted in coefficient of lift relationships between the stages. Compared to baseline deflection at a constant angle of attack, the partial deflection had a 0.102 lift coefficient increase, the full deflection 0.477, and the flare 0.120.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2006

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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