Engineering >> Mechanical Engineering

Rocket Car Simulation

by Riley Trumble


Submitted : Fall 2012

Given the weight, drag coefficient, estimated frontal area, and thrust curve, graph the velocity and distance traveled by the toy car. Toy car was going to be propelled by an Estes A10-PT engine. One method to solve the problem is to use Euler's method to graph both the velocity, and distance covered because it was a differential equation. By using Microsoft Excel, I was able to generate a prediction of velocity and distance of the toy car by using intervals of .05 seconds and creating graphs.



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Advisors :
Brian Curtin, Mathematics and Statistics
Scott Campbell, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Suggested By :
Scott Campbell