Dynamics Of A Space Module Impacting Water
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Spacecr. Rockets
The dynamic response of a Water Landing Space Module (WLSM) during impact upon water was investigated. A 1/5th-scale model was tested in a water tank and the results were compared with those attained using analytic-al techniques and computer simulations. A knowledge of the response of the WLSM during impact is necessary to identify design choices that are within the physical limitations of crew members and materials. The purpose of this research was to use simulations to establish trends that occur when the variables of entry speed, angle,and weight are varied. Results suggest which initial conditions of the full-scale WLSM keep impact accelerations under specified limits.
Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets
"Dynamics Of A Space Module Impacting Water" (1994). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 992.