## Model Rocket Index

#### Glenn Research Center

 Here is a list of all the topics available from the Beginner's Guide to Model Rockets site. Clicking on the title will deliver a page with a slide and a scientific explanation of the contents. Click on the word "Animated" for the animated version of selected pages or the word "Interactive" for a Java simulation. Some pages are also available as "Text Only". If the number and variety of pages seems too intimidating, consider taking one of our Guided Tours through the web site. * Animation files can be large (average 350K bytes) ** Java Applet Interactive Model Rocket Simulator - RocketModeler ** Introduction and Teacher's Guide History of Rockets Rocket Principles Practical Rocketry Rocket Classroom Activities Parts of a Model Rocket Typical Flight of a Model Rocket Forces on a Model Rocket Forces During Liftoff Acceleration During Liftoff Forces During Powered Flight Acceleration During Powered Flight Forces During Coasting Flight Acceleration During Coasting Flight Maximum Altitude Measurement Forces During Recovery Velocity During Recovery Animated Gas Lab...Animated Gas Properties Definitions Air Properties Definitions Equation of State (Ideal Gas) Boyle's Law...Animated Charles and Gay-Lussac's Law...Animated Specific Volume Kinetic Theory of Gases What is Aerodynamics? Similarity Parameters Sound Waves ..Interactive** Speed of Sound Doppler Effect Mach Number Isentropic Flow Equations Isentropic Flow ..Interactive** Oblique Shock Equations Normal Shock Equations Shock Waves ..Interactive** Mass Flow Rate Compressible Mass Flow Rate Bernoulli's Equation Newton's Laws of Motion Newton's First Law - Model Rocket Application Newton's First Law - Falling Objects Newton's Second Law - F=ma Newton's Third Law - Action & Re-action Model Solid Rocket Engine Rocket Engine Performance...Animated Rocket Thrust Equation Nozzles Combustion Determining Rocket Weight Weight Equation Center of Gravity Aerodynamic Forces Center of Pressure Weather Cocking Stability of a Model Rocket Density Effects ..Interactive** Velocity Effects ..Interactive** Interactive Lift Simulator - FoilSim II ** Lift Equation ... FoilSim II Applet Lift Coefficient Factors That Affect Drag Shape Effects on Drag Size Effects on Drag Inclination Effects on Drag Drag Equation Drag Coefficient Free Fall without Air Resistance Motion of Free Falling Object Falling Object with Air Resistance Terminal Velocity by Tom Benson Please send suggestions/corrections to: Tom.Benson@grc.nasa.gov