Mason is not the only Eagle Works summer intern hard at work in ANSYS, Phil Elterman has also spent many hours in ANSYS working with structural analysis to prove a prototype parachute frame for testing purposes. It is crucial that this component is designed well as a parachute will be the main method of slowing the land speed car down before the brake is applied. In the image below you can see the displacement that the test frame will experience under 300 lbs of force. Displacement is measured in inches and the values corresponding to the colors on the image can be found in the upper right hand corner
Image 1: Phil Elterman
Image 2: Structural analysis on parachute test frame.