Abstract Title

Eagle Space Flight Team – Aerodynamics Team

Faculty Mentor Name

Julio Benavides

Format Preference

Poster Presentation and Demonstration

Abstract

The Eagle Space Flight Team was created with the goal of becoming the first undergraduate team to design, build, and launch a rocket capable of suborbital spaceflight. To accomplish this task, the team is broken down into multiple sub teams, each focused on a specific aspect of research. Aerodynamics sub-team’s concentration is on the flight profile of the rocket. Research goals for the team include finding the center of pressure and the coefficient of drag of the rocket. Trajectory models are being created in MATLAB and being updated to include wind forces and recovery events, such as the deployment of the drogue and main parachutes. Research into thermal profiles is also being accomplished using ANSYS. Aero team has so far designed both a 3” and 4” diameter rocket and over the next three years will have major contributions to the design of the space capable rocket.

Poster Presentation and Demonstration

Location

AC1-ATRIUM

Start Date

4-8-2016 1:00 PM

End Date

4-8-2016 3:00 PM

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Eagle Space Flight Team – Aerodynamics Team

AC1-ATRIUM

The Eagle Space Flight Team was created with the goal of becoming the first undergraduate team to design, build, and launch a rocket capable of suborbital spaceflight. To accomplish this task, the team is broken down into multiple sub teams, each focused on a specific aspect of research. Aerodynamics sub-team’s concentration is on the flight profile of the rocket. Research goals for the team include finding the center of pressure and the coefficient of drag of the rocket. Trajectory models are being created in MATLAB and being updated to include wind forces and recovery events, such as the deployment of the drogue and main parachutes. Research into thermal profiles is also being accomplished using ANSYS. Aero team has so far designed both a 3” and 4” diameter rocket and over the next three years will have major contributions to the design of the space capable rocket.

Poster Presentation and Demonstration