Ballute inflation in supersonic flow (Mach=1.5)

The program MONSTR-2.2 has built-in aerodynamic code (semiempirical, close to modified Newtonian impact theory, but applicable beginning from Mach>1.2) to define pressure distribution around supersonic decelerators when the forebody wake influence is not essential. It provides very fast computing even utilizing home PC. The inflation process shown below took at about 20min. In case of low subsonic speed the aerodynamic performances can be computed ex. by DVM-2 code for axisymmetric ballutes and balloons.
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