Rachel Gould

Griffin 1’s hypersonic recovery system – Daedalus

Recovering Aquila from 150km altitude is not a simple problem to solve. Our dedicated recovery division has worked hard this year to design a hypersonic recovery system for Griffin 1, named Daedalus, after the engineer that created Icarus’ wings. Hemisflo Drogue The most complex element of the system is the hemisflo drogue. Our selection arose …

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Bamboo – CUSF’s cooling simulation package

Our cooling team have recently been working on Bamboo, a set of analysis and modelling tools that predicts the temperatures and thermal stresses across combustion chambers. It takes user specified parameters and produces outputs to assist with easy optimisation of designs. Bamboo outputs steady state temperature data, which can be used to predict stresses in …

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