fall_2003_sp5

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MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics 16.010 / 16.020 Unified Engineering Systems Problems #5 Issued: October 8, 2003 Due: 5PM October 16, 2003 CONCEPT DESIGN, CONCEPT SELECTION, DETAILED DESIGN Objectives 1. Develop design for functionality skills (Design for X). 2. Obtain basic experience using design selection matrix concepts. 3. Use unified engineering fundamentals to evaluate design concepts. 4. Develop and strengthen product documentation and communication skills. Mission Statement Your goal is to design a water rocket whose primary function is to achieve maximum altitude. However, your design must conform to the following constraints : 1. The water rocket must begin from rest at ground level. 2. You must utilize the given launching mechanism without modification or alteration. 3. The sole source of stored energy must be compressed air at a maximum of 60 psi gauge pressure. 4. You must launch your rocket three times in rapid succession (<5 minutes turn around
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