Simulation Computer Programs

On this page, you'll find links to other sites that have information about software programs that are useful for model rocketry.

Rocket Simulation Programs (Information Links)

RockSim - Apogee Components' design and simulation software. Free demo version available for download. This software also comes with EngEdit, a program for creating ".eng" thrust curve motor files. Teachers: Click Here to find out the benefits of using RockSim in your classroom, and 30 topics that can be taught using this awesome tool. Contains a couple of programs for Windows. Transition Template -- TRANSITION.PS will draw  templates to create transition cones from one diameter to another.  Sizes can be specified in inches, millimeters, or even part numbers such as BT20. Mitered Tube / Fin Alignment Template -- WRAP.PS will draw templates designed to be temporarily wrapped around body tubes for marking purposes.  You can specify a number of fins and the wrap will contains evenly distributed marks similar to the Estes guides. This Java application computes the lift and Cl distribution over a wing with sweep and twist.

Article in three parts in this newsletter will give you the theory and application of how rocket simulation programs work. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

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If you find more links that are needing to be moved here, please let us know! Physics behind rocket simulation programs (high school level) Ejection Charge Calculator to determine how much black powder is needed in large diameter rockets for successful deployment of the parachute. program for calculating and printing shroud patterns. Site that contains more rocketry software you can download.

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