Published: November 28, 2015
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By: Miguel Maya, University of Southern California
Category: Aerospace Engineering
Hashtags: #Aerospace #CalPolyPomona #CalPolyPomonaAerospace #CalPolyPomonaEngineering #Engineering #Nasa #Rocket #Rockets #Space
A video summarizing the work leading up to to, and including, the first fully successfully rocket launch by a Cal Poly Pomona Rocket Team in the NASA competition.
As the lead aerodynamicist, I developed MATLAB tools to predict the aerodynamic performance of the launch vehicle via a component build-up method. I also helped conduct aerodynamic testing of a sub-scale model in a subsonic wind tunnel as well as structural load testing on the aerodynamic surfaces.