Computational fluid dynamics based dynamic modelling of parafoil system

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  • Jin Tao
  • Qinglin Sun
  • Wei Liang
  • Zengqiang Chen
  • Yingping He
  • Matthias Dehmer


  • Nankai University
  • Aviation Industry Corporation of China
  • Private University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology


The calculation of aerodynamic coefficients has been one of the key issues when modeling parafoil systems, that directly affects model precision. This study relates to investigate limitations of traditional calculation methods. As a result, we achieve aerodynamic parameters of a parafoil using computational fluid dynamics simulations. Also we employ the least square method as a tool for the rapid identification of deflection factors of aerodynamic coefficients. The estimated aerodynamic coefficients of the system were incorporated into the dynamic equations of the parafoil to implement a six degree of freedom model of a parafoil system according to the Kirchhoff equations. Numerical results generated by simulation and airdrop testing demonstrate that the established model can accurately describe the flight characteristics of the parafoil system.


JulkaisuApplied Mathematical Modelling
Varhainen verkossa julkaisun päivämäärä15 syyskuuta 2017
TilaJulkaistu - 2018
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu

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