Open Access Journal

ISSN : 2456-1290 (Online)

International Journal of Engineering Research in Computer Science and Engineering (IJERCSE)

Monthly Journal for Computer Science and Engineering

Open Access Journal

International Journal of Engineering Research in Mechanical and Civil Engineering (IJERMCE)

Monthly Journal for Mechanical and Civil Engineering

ISSN : 2456-1290 (Online)

Structural Design and Analysis of High-Powered Model Rockets using OpenRocket

Author : R.V. Nanditta 1 Nirab Kumar Das 2 Atthreya Venkatesan 3 Rohit R. 4 R. Gowtham 5 Nagulash Rahul B 6 J Daniel Glad Stephen 7

Date of Publication :18th August 2021

Abstract: Model rockets fall under the category of high-powered small rockets. Usually, a model rocket has a single stage or two stage separation. These high-powered model rockets can be used for educational purposes such as understanding and practically experimenting the concepts of external vehicle forces, rocket stability, aerodynamics, thrusting, and testing purposes, especially for rocket enthusiasts. Model rockets are inexpensive and mostly does not require any legal concerns for its launch. The model rocket designed in this study aimed to achieve an apogee of 2000m or more, with the total length less than 1m and weigh less than 750 grams. The software tool used for this is OpenRocket. The material for nose cone, the payload tube, transition, recovery or parachute tube, booster tube and fins were selected based on the density and weight constrains. The modelled rocket can carry a payload of 50 grams and a recovery system with canopy and shroud lines. This developed prototype rocket is powered with a solid motor which can support its ignition and thrusting. Finally, the study shows the apogee achieved, vertical velocity and the maximum acceleration achieved for the high-powered model rocket

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