Liquid Propulsion Systems Seminar: From Payload and Orbit to Design of Rocket Engine Components

Date: March 7, 2019
Location: Ferguson Student Center Room 3104 | 751 Campus Dr. W., Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
Time: 10:00AM-4:00PM
Cost: Free


From the point of view of an engineer, not much compares to the hype around space travel. However, due to the trendiness of the topic in this decade it can become challenging to remain competitive in the market especially when the stakes are so high – optimizing performance, reducing weight, slashing design time, etc. are all part of space propulsion engineers daily grinds.

With this in mind, SoftInWay launched AxSTREAM Space™, a special bundle of software modules created specifically for organizations developing innovative technology in the Space industry. Using AxSTREAM Space™, engineers can run through each step of the development process from conceptual design to full 3D geometry of the components and systems.

During this 1-day seminar, attendees will be introduced to best practices, challenges, considerations, and requirements involved in liquid propulsion system development, illustrated through various case studies diving into component level development highlighting the turbopump and rocket nozzle as examples.

Seminar Outline:
  • Requirements for development of liquid propulsion system
  • Development of preliminary concept of launcher for specific payload and orbit
  • Selection of configuration and design of turbopump
  • Detailed design of turbine and pump components
  • Secondary flow systems and force analysis
  • Rotor dynamics and bearing analysis
  • Nozzle sizing and cooling
Who Should Attend:

We are encouraging engineers, designers, project managers, and other technical professionals working in start-ups, government agencies, commercial space companies, and educational intuitions to join us to network and learn more about liquid propulsion systems, from payload and orbit to design of rocket engine components.

* Please note: lunch and morning/afternoon refreshments are included in this event.