Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Forging Links with Other Student Rocketry Teams

A few weeks ago, I attended the National Association of Engineering Student Councils National Conference at Purdue University. In conversation one day, the subject of rocketry was brought up and we had a nice little chat. While their team goals aren't quite the same as ours, the University of California, San Diego Hybrid Rocket Project and the Arizona State University's Daedalus Astronautics team face many similar issues. We hope to continue communications into the future in efforts to further all of our projects.

UCSD Hybrid Rocket Project
Daedalus Astronautics

Monday, April 2, 2007

Engine Modeling Progress

The SolidWorks model of the combustion chamber is complete, except for some bolt holes to be added on the lower flange.

Later this week, I plan to complete the models of the saddle parts and the jacket. Over the weekend or next week, the injector plates will be modeled. After that, it'll be out to the machine shop and on to flow testing!

Isn't it pretty?