[Planet News] CP Technologies Rocket Motor Design Class

The next CP Technologies solid rocket motor design course will be
November 2 through November 5, 2006. The class costs $195 and includes
the "How To Make Amateur Rockets" 2nd Edition bookset, all
motor/propellant materials and lunches. A $30 discount is given to
students who already own the 2nd Edition bookset.
John Wickman, a professional aerospace engineer, teaches the course.
Participants do not have to be US citizens and do not have to be members
of any rocketry organization to attend.
Participants will learn how to design both ammonium perchlorate and
ammonium nitrate composite solid rocket motors. They will be assigned
an individual maximum motor peak chamber pressure and pressure-time
curve shape and design a motor to meet those goals during the class.
They will make their individual motors and test fire them on the last
day to see how close they came to their design goals.
Those attending the class will make their own motor parts, mix and cast
the propellant and assemble their own motors. They will also learn about
several different types of igniters and make an igniter for use in their
motor. Propellant formulation as well as thermal and structural analysis
of motors will also be covered in the class.
People interested in attending the class should sign up soon as class
size is restricted to seven students. More information on the class can
be found at
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