Mechanics

To ensure that our experiment will not only work smoothly but also will be safe and will not disrupt other experiments on the REXUS rocket, our mechanics team generates an innovative and complex concept for our setup. This does not only include the centerpiece of our experiment: the convergent-divergent nozzle, but also the evaporation chamber, an hydraulic accumulator and several safety constructions to meet the requirements of the sounding rocket.

The most impressive and challenging task to master is the mastery of the mechanical loads during launch and flight. The mechanical design has to be resilient enough to withstand loads up to 20g during the acceleration phase by still ensuring complete functionality at minimum weight of the module.

All these topics are accomplished by using modern simulation tools to optimize the structural parts before manufacturing them.