For given environmental and initial flight conditions,
simulates the unsteady aeroelastic behavior
of parachute-payload systems and provides a complete set of data suitable for design and testing.
PARACHUTES also allows analyzing user-defined maneuvers and testing automatic control systems.
The solution in PARACHUTES is obtained by two coupled unsteady calculation modules . The aerodynamics is solved by a cost-effective low-order panel method and a robust explicit finite-element technique is used for the structure.
The calculation modules in
can also be used separately to carry out specific structural and aerodynamic analyses
in the same program environment.