Faculty Advisor

Johari, Hamid

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to design, fabricate, and test an apparatus for measuring the forces on a model parachute during its opening phase. While model parachutes have been studied before, few researchers have used parachutes less than 3 feet constructed diameter. This project used 6 and 12 inch parachutes, as well as an accelerometer to measure acceleration, a load cell to measure force, and an encoder to measure velocity. Only the accelerometer was functioning correctly by the end of the project.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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