Volume 17, Issue 5 (2017)                   Modares Mechanical Engineering 2017, 17(5): 295-304 | Back to browse issues page

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Pilehchian M R, Abolbashari M H. Investigation of the effects of flapping fin on a supersonic parachute performance. Modares Mechanical Engineering. 2017; 17 (5) :295-304
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-15-673-en.html
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In this paper, the effect of new control tools on the behavior of the parachute and its performance is studied by applying a compulsive stimulus in flow field. Modeling simulation and analysis performed with Ansys Fluent. A general geometry is proposed and simulations are carried out to indicate the effect of those stimuli on the flow behavior, parachute performance and high pressure areas on parachute. For the simplicity, the assumptions of axisymmetric and rigid wall of the parachute are used. Due to the large range of motion of fins compared to adjacent cells and also the importance of quality of mesh in the vicinity of the solid boundary, spring-based smoothing method for local and area remeshing are employed. In this way, the mesh quality for presenting the boundary layer and vortex generated in the solid surface are enhanced. The results depicted that using spherical arch geometries versus circular sector or parabolic geometries lead to some advantages. Permittivity of disk at the end of the parachute, has been triggered to increase the general drag coefficient dramatically up to around two times larger. Despite the existence of stimulation on a large area, flow field experience a total pressure drop. On the other hand if the stimulus does not exist the area is much smaller.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Aerospace Structures
Received: 2017/02/8 | Accepted: 2017/04/15 | Published: 2017/05/7

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