Parachute Material?

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The materials used to make parachute canopies are specific to the purpose of the chute.

Most military parachutes, for example, are constructed to exert less drag, so that people can reach the ground swiftly and safely. Sport parachutes, on the other hand, are generally designed to be more rigid, so that wearers can exert more control over their descent speed and in-air maneuvering. Types of materials used to make parachutes include canvas, silk, nylon, Kevlar, and Terylene. The oldest military parachutes were made of canvas, which was soon replaced by silk. Silk was superior in strength, lightness, thinness, and was also fire-resistant. Since silk tends to be expensive, nylon became a popular alternative. Nylon also has the benefit of being resistant to mildew, and has good elasticity. More recently, Kevlar and Terylene have been adopted, as these synthetic fabrics are very strong and heat resistant.
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The Materials Used to Make a Parachute
Apart from the obvious use of slowing down people who have jumped out of airplanes, parachutes are used in variety of situations. Spacecraft and airplanes can use them on landing to help them slow down, as do drag racing cars. They create a drag force... More »
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