Our Most Powerful Engine Yet
The Lofty Ambitions of White Giant
White Giant is the future of CUSF. Running a bipropellant mixture of Liquid Oxygen and Isopropyl Alcohol to yield a maximum thrust of over 30 kN. It promises to be one of the largest student liquid engines in the world. White Giant’s development will help us to gain insight into ground support, test procedures, cooling systems and injector geometry, bringing us to our long-term goals. Manufacturing is underway, and a full-scale firing campaign will take place over 2024.
The Propellant Tanks
A pair of in-house stainless steel tanks for the propellant, conforming to all appropriate pressure vessel design standards.
A CNC-milled Graphite nozzle insert sealed with high temperature Graphite gaskets and constrained with a ceramic retainer ring.
White Dwarf Cold Flow and Hot Fire testing will finalise the injector design.
A Copper combustion chamber with milled vertical cooling channels enclosed by a Stainless Steel outer jacket.
A regenerative cooling system that uses IPA to cool and protect the Copper chamber wall before injection for combustion in the chamber.
All-in-one Engine Modelling
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