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Introduction to Experimental Rocket Design

rocket design

  1. Introduction
  2. Goals
  3. Aerodynamics
  4. Rocket Body Design Considerations  
  5. Nosecone Design
  6. Fin Sizing and Static Stability  
  7. Dynamic Stability
  8. Motor Sizing
  9. Recovery System
  10. Weight Control
  11. Reliability
  12. Tracking and and Visibility  
  13. Appendix A
  14. Appendix B - Barrowman Method of Calculating Normal Force  

Last updated September 20, 2022

Originally posted March 7, 2022

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