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International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS)

ISSN: 2074-9007 (Print), ISSN: 2074-9015 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJITCS Vol.9, No.3, Mar. 2017

A Real-Time 6DOF Computational Model to Simulate Ram-Air Parachute Dynamics

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Author(s)

Sandaruwan Gunasinghe, GKA Dias, Damitha Sandaruwan, Maheshya Weerasinghe

Index Terms

Real-time;Parachute;6DOF;Ram-air;Dynamics;Simulation

Abstract

Computer simulations are used in many disciplines as a methodology of mimicking behaviors of a physical system or a process. In our study we have developed a real-time six degree- of-freedom (6DOF), computational model that can replicate the dynamics of a ram-air parachute system which is the design of parachute that is widely used by the militaries worldwide for parachute jumps. The proposed model is expected to be adapted in to a real-time visual simulator which would be used to train parachute jumpers. A statistical evaluation of the proposed model is done using a dataset taken from NASA ram-air parachute wind tunnel test.

Cite This Paper

Sandaruwan Gunasinghe, GKA Dias, Damitha Sandaruwan, Maheshya Weerasinghe,"A Real-Time 6DOF Computational Model to Simulate Ram-Air Parachute Dynamics", International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS), Vol.9, No.3, pp.19-27, 2017. DOI: 10.5815/ijitcs.2017.03.03

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