Water Rocket Modeling. Sean Munson Ben Donaldson Alex Dillon. Design Goals. Range Accuracy Aesthetics These tell us little about how to build a rocket!. The Model. What happens to the rocket?. Air Thrust Phase remaining air pressure leaves rocket.
Sean MunsonBen Donaldson Alex Dillon
These tell us little about how to build a rocket!
Air Thrust Phaseremaining air pressure leaves rocket
Coast PhaseGravity, drag act on rocket until it smashes to the ground
Water leaving rocket under pressure
Us: “We neglected it, sort of.”
You: “You can’t just do that…”
Us: “Well, actually, since we made some other assumptions…”
Launchers don’t workmost launches required a kickto free the rocket, making itdifficult to measure the angleA Preface
What the #&$% ?The stout kick requiredlikely changed the angleto 20° or 25°.Pressure vs. Range