• Student Position

Rocketry Project

Sub-team Summary:

The Propulsion sub-team is responsible for designing, manufacturing and testing the rocket motors. Currently, the sub-team develops solid rocket motors that must be reusable, must have repeatable performance and launch the rocket safely to the targeted altitude.

Position Description:

A Propulsion Structural Engineer will be expected to perform:

  • Design and analysis of associated components and structures
  • Assess the structural integrity and failure using FEM analysis
  • Research on solid rocket motor assembly and sealing
  • Research on combustion chamber proof and burst pressure testing
  • Update computer analysis codes
  • Data processing from rocket motor static tests
Preferred Skills:
  • Knowledge of the basic principles of solid mechanics, the strength of materials, the theory of FEM and analytical methods in structural analysis
  • Familiarity with CAD software (Solidworks)
  • Familiarity with mechanical seals (O-rings, etc.)
  • Experience in computational frameworks (MATLAB, Python)
  • Experience with mechanical tools and materials
  • Ability to provide practical and reliable design solutions
  • Excellent organizational and communicational skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
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