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Fall_2003_sp6 - MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics 16.010 16.020 Unified Engineering Systems

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MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics 16.010 / 16.020 Unified Engineering Systems Problems #6 Issued: October 15, 2003 Due: 5PM October 23, 2003 WATER ROCKET IMPLEMENTATION AND OPERATION Objectives 1. Implement and Operate (IO) the water rocket that you have conceived and designed (CD) 2. Measure the performance of a system. 3. Compare and analyze observed performance with predicted performance based on modeling and engineering analysis. Mission Statement (Recap from SP5) Your goal is to design a water rocket to 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 time). The average altitude of the three launches is your performance rating. 5. You may use any components or construction materials you wish as long as your design
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2012 for the course AERO 16.01 taught by Professor Markdrela during the Fall '05 term at MIT.

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Fall_2003_sp6 - MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics 16.010 16.020 Unified Engineering Systems

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