Presentation Title

Design and Development of a High Powered Rocket to Achieve Supersonic Speed

Faculty Mentor

Sohail Zaidi

Start Date

18-11-2017 10:00 AM

End Date

18-11-2017 11:00 AM

Location

BSC-Ursa Minor 83

Session

Poster 1

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

engineering_computer_science

Abstract

High Powered Rockets which are between 4 feet to 6 feet in length equipped with a J-motor can fly at a maximum speed between 700ft/sec to 900ft/sec. The goal of this project was to design and launch a design concept to break the sound barrier and surpass the speed of Mach 1. The rocket was designed and manufactured at San Jose State University and launched at Del Norte, Fresno during the October Skies event. The motor used for this flight was a Cessaroni J-385 with a total impulse of 530 Newton-Impulse and a maximum thrust of 300 Newtons. The flight data obtained from the rocket showed that the rocket surpassed the speed of sound and reached a peak speed of Mach 1.386 with an altitude reached of 4260ft. The design on OpenRocket software showed that the rocket design equipped with a J-motor can achieve a peak speed of 1033ft/sec or Mach 0.91. However, because the simulated flight conditions were based on a perfect day weather, the abnormality of the weather conditions during the launch day caused a constant shift in the winds contributed to the speed variations. The weather conditions on launch day and the rocket design itself contributed to a 33.7% increase in the speed of the rocket thus achieving a peak velocity of Mach 1.386 or 1560ft/sec. This paper will show the design and manufacturing process of the rocket and the results of the launch.

Summary of research results to be presented

High Powered Rockets which are between 4 feet to 6 feet in length equipped with a J-motor can fly at a maximum speed between 700ft/sec to 900ft/sec. The goal of this project was to design and launch a design concept to break the sound barrier and surpass the speed of Mach 1. The rocket was designed and manufactured at San Jose State University and launched at Del Norte, Fresno during the October Skies event. The motor used for this flight was a Cessaroni J-385 with a total impulse of 530 Newton-Impulse and a maximum thrust of 300 Newtons. The flight data obtained from the rocket showed that the rocket surpassed the speed of sound and reached a peak speed of Mach 1.386 with an altitude reached of 4260ft. The design on OpenRocket software showed that the rocket design equipped with a J-motor can achieve a peak speed of 1033ft/sec or Mach 0.91. However, because the simulated flight conditions were based on a perfect day weather, the abnormality of the weather conditions during the launch day caused a constant shift in the winds contributed to the speed variations. The weather conditions on launch day and the rocket design itself contributed to a 33.7% increase in the speed of the rocket thus achieving a peak velocity of Mach 1.386 or 1560ft/sec. This paper will show the design and manufacturing process of the rocket and the results of the launch.

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Design and Development of a High Powered Rocket to Achieve Supersonic Speed

BSC-Ursa Minor 83

High Powered Rockets which are between 4 feet to 6 feet in length equipped with a J-motor can fly at a maximum speed between 700ft/sec to 900ft/sec. The goal of this project was to design and launch a design concept to break the sound barrier and surpass the speed of Mach 1. The rocket was designed and manufactured at San Jose State University and launched at Del Norte, Fresno during the October Skies event. The motor used for this flight was a Cessaroni J-385 with a total impulse of 530 Newton-Impulse and a maximum thrust of 300 Newtons. The flight data obtained from the rocket showed that the rocket surpassed the speed of sound and reached a peak speed of Mach 1.386 with an altitude reached of 4260ft. The design on OpenRocket software showed that the rocket design equipped with a J-motor can achieve a peak speed of 1033ft/sec or Mach 0.91. However, because the simulated flight conditions were based on a perfect day weather, the abnormality of the weather conditions during the launch day caused a constant shift in the winds contributed to the speed variations. The weather conditions on launch day and the rocket design itself contributed to a 33.7% increase in the speed of the rocket thus achieving a peak velocity of Mach 1.386 or 1560ft/sec. This paper will show the design and manufacturing process of the rocket and the results of the launch.