Crucial parachute inflation in supersonic flow

Mach number =2, Re=3.500.000, forebody drag Cd=0.5.

The couple of structural program MONSTR-2.2 and aerodynamic code EXPRESS provides an aeroelastic solution. Since both codes are very fast, the solution takes several minutes (home PC Pentium-100). The static solution can be achieved as the dynamic one due to artificial dissipative forces.
phase 01phase 22phase33phase44phase55phase6phase87   
final static shape

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