Ensuring Rocket Engine Reliability through Transient Simulations
February 3rd, 2022 | Start Time 10:00 – 11:00 AM EST
Rockets in their most primal form have been around for many years. What started out as a glorified firework has since advanced to an extremely complex vehicle capable of sending people and cargo into space. Fueled by the second era of the space race, we are seeing rapid technological advancements in the space sector with companies such as SpaceX aiming to have rockets landing on Mars by 2030 and new launches occurring practically daily. But determining how much propellant to pack into a rocket based on payload and mission distance is no easy task, especially while accounting for different operational requirements.
In this webinar, we are going to look at various case studies of steady-state rocket cycles and transient liquid rocket engine behaviors to consider effects such as start-up and pipeline chilling/purging to ensure equipment such as valves, fittings, tanks, etc. is correctly sized for maximum compromise of reliability and mass.
This webinar session will include:
- Brief overview of rocket engine cycles found in liquid propulsion
- Examples of transient behaviors experienced by LRE (Liquid Rocket Engines) and their importance
- State-of-the-art techniques used in modelling such systems
Who should attend?
- Engineers involved or interested in propulsion systems/rocket design
- Engineering managers seeking new tools and outsourcing resources to solve their challenges
- University faculty members and students who are wanting to learn more about practical applications in the space industry, or participating in the Spaceport America Cup competition