# Bottle Rocket Engine Lab Report

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For the bottle rocket Terminator, there were three main test objectives. The variables to be tested where the fuel amount for the rocket, the angle of launch, and the nose shape of the rocket. The first test objective was to decide which nose for the rocket would fly better; a pointed cone nose, or a rounded nose. To test this, the rocket was initially made with a rounded nose; after the other two optimum objectives were filled, the nose was modified into a cone nose to test which was more successful. The second test objective was to find what the optimal launch angle for the rocket was. On the Test Plan the starting degree was 35°, then with each test the launch angle would increase by 5° up until 50°. The last test objective was to find what …show more content…
In physics, net force is the overall force acting on an object. This equation is written as follows: Fnet = Fthrust-Fg. The Fthrustis the force which makes an object move. In the case of the bottle rocket, the fuel being ejected from the rocket’s nozzle is thrusting the rocket into flight. In order to calculate Fnet, Fthrust & Fgmust be found first. The equation for Fthrustis as follows: ()(velocity)+(pressure)(nozzle area). The nozzle of the rocket is where the fuel was poured through and where the rocket was applied to the launcher. The equation for finding the area of a circle or circular area is r2. The amount of pressure for the rocket remained constant throughout all of the test launches, which was an amount of 80LB in2. As required, the amount of pressure was converted from LBin2to Nm2. The way to find velocity was previously stated. The equation for finding or mass flow rate is as follows: mass of waterflow time, the mass of water was calculated from the 10 fluid ounces that were used in the most successful launch. The flow time was constant for all rockets tested at 0.5 seconds. The fluid ounces had to be converted to metric units as well, then were converted into units of mass. The Fgis found by taking the mass of the rocket multiplied by acceleration, in equation form it appears …show more content…
The velocity of the rocket represents the distance the rocket gained over the amount of time it was in the air. The momentum represents how the mass of the rocket flew through the air per second. The height of the rocket represents how high the rocket flew with the data calculations from the most successful flight. The net force of the rocket represents both the thrust force and the force of gravity acting on the rocket as it flies. With all of the equations put together the rocket is completely represented in the way it

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• ## Galileo Tube Case Study

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• ## Acetylene Rocket Lab Report

Multiple trials were done with different percentages of Oxygen and Acetylene in order to find out which ratio would provide the most propulsion and therefore create the most distance traveled for the rocket. In this lab, it is assumed that the furthest rocket launch would indicate the best ratio of Oxygen to Acetylene gas in the pipet bulb. In order to have a reaction between Oxygen and Acetylene gas, Acetylene gas must be created. To create pure Acetylene gas, this reaction takes place: CaC_(2(s))+〖2H_2 O〗_((l)) □(→) C_2 H_(2(g))+Ca(OH)_(2(s)) After the Acetylene gas is created it is mixed with a certain amount of Oxygen gas to create a specific ratio. Once both gases are in the pipet bulb, the contents can be placed on a ramp and have the lighter with an open flame at the open end of the bulb.…

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• ## Functions Of The Space Shuttle

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• ## Analysis Of Newton's Three Laws Of Motion

We can do this by manipulating the wings and the nose of the rocket and make them straight with a minimal amount of edges. The wings will help guide the rocket in the air and give it direction. The nose of the rocket will be the first part that slices through the air. The nose is an important part because if it is too flat, it will resist the air and make the rocket’s flight time shorter. We are testing how the amount of wings can affect a rocket’s flight time and think that the more wings there, the shorter flight time.” We were correct.…

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• ## Experiment Of The Marcet Boiler And Boyle's Law

The temperature was recorded for every suitable interval to give a detailed set of experimental data, in this case 50kN/m2. Once the pressure reached 650 kN/m2, the heater was turned down to 150V and the pressure and temperature were allowed to be stabilized. Once the system was stabilized for 5-10 minutes, the temperature T1 and the gauge pressure were recorded. The temperature selector was then switched to T2. A temperature close to room temperature should be shown.…

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• ## Bottle Rocket Experiment

Discussion It can be seen from the experimental data, that the relationship between the difference in initial pressure inside the bottle rocket and the atmosphere, and the vertical height reached by the bottle rocket after 0.1 seconds, is proportional. This is quantitatively demonstrated by the high R2 value of 0.99533 of the graphed relationship, which indicates the likeness of points in a data set to an established trend; where 1 = a perfect relationship. The gradient of 0.0236 in the best fit regression line of the data, indicates that for every increase of 1 PSI in pressure inside the rocket, 0.0236 more vertical meters were travelled by the rocket in the first 0.1 seconds of its motion. This is only approximately 30% of the distance…

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• ## The Future Of Space Travel

It debuted in 2011. This rocket is designed to be a reusable development vehicle. It makes vertical landings and takeoffs that make it a great candidate for recycling and keeping the cost low. SpaceX began testing in 2012 with 8 successful takeoffs and landings by the end of the year. The first flight only went 1.8 m. The 3rd flight gained a few more meters with a height of 40m.…

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• ## Lansoprazole Microparticles Lab Report

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• ## Rocket Analysis Essay On Rocket

I did notice that by adding more mass the launching pad gave it more power and the rocket went faster than I would have imagined. In the end I would not really change anything about it except maybe the nose to a bullet shape to see if this would make a difference in flying, and I would keep the wings shape and size because I was amazed by how straight my rocket went. Rocket Analysis This project was about building a rocket that was able to launch. We were expected to make a rocket with a nose, wings and the rockets body. We could use all the things able to make our rockets fly.…

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