Developing, verifying and validating a new simulation tool for modeling parachute inflation in supersonic flow.
Research will investigate and bring to application maturity a new simulation approach for modeling fluid-structure interaction in supersonic flows. The particular application of interest is the highly dynamic parachute inflation phase in supersonic flow. The new approach uses a lagrangian structural mesh embedded within an eulerian flow. This will lead to a breakthrough capability not currently possible with existing tools.More »
This will enable the development of simulations of parachute inflation for design and verification of planetary atmospheric entry systems.
Ensure reliable parachute deployment for Mars spacecraft during atmospheric entry.More »
|Organizations Performing Work||Role||Type||Location|
|Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)||Lead Organization||NASA Center||Pasadena, CA|