June 12, 2005
June 12, 2005
June 15, 2005
10.141.1 - 10.141.12
The development and modification of a laboratory experiment to determine the thrust characteristics of an air propelled rocket is described. The experiment is used in the junior level Instrumentations and Measurements course in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Tulsa. It involves elements of instrument calibration, computerized data acquisition, and uncertainty propagation. The experimental details of the laboratory are described along with the goals of the experiment and a description of the data analysis procedure. Student opinions of the lab experience as determined by a survey about the lab are presented and ways to improve the lab based on student comments are discussed.
Kessler, M. (2005, June), Air Rocket Thrust Experiment Involving Computerized Data Acquisition, Calibration, And Uncertainty Analysis Paper presented at 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon. https://peer.asee.org/15328
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