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T1: Rocket Science To extend our reach to the stars above! Video
Introduction Goals: Predict apogees Rocket equation Simulation Build/Test Rockets Different models, masses, engines, etc. Analyze/compare results Apogee vs. mass Acceleration vs. mass Apogee vs. engine type
Forces On A Rocket cg cp weight drag lift thrust
Rocket Equations Tsiolkovsky Our Theory Newton’s Second Law
Conclusion Mass vs. apogee → exponential, negative Engine vs. apogee → logarithmic, positive Mass vs. acceleration → cubic polynomial To optimize model rocket flight, rocket mass must be minimized while still maintaining the center of gravity above the center of pressure. Additionally, upgrading the engine class makes the rocket go higher. These graphs present the optimal conditions for highest apogees.