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Aerospace Engineering BSc(Hons): Facilities

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There is a wide range of facilities for practical work at our Roehampton Vale campus, where this course is based. You will have access to a modern environment with the latest technology, including:

  • the rocket propulsion laboratory is a fully equipped rocket propulsion test lab for testing and firing of live rockets for data acquisition. Here you can fire rocket engines you have designed and constructed. Current apparatus include:
    • gaseous oxygen and propane bi-propellant engine;
    • nitrous oxide and PMMA hybrid engine;
    • liquid oxygen and high density polyethylene (HDPE) 300 N engine;
    • fully automated/programmable firing sequence; and
    • blast chamber with extraction system for safety;
    • thermochemistry software packages for simulation of rocket combustion;
  • a fully equipped manufacturing workshop where you can manufacture your rocket engine designs using the extensive range of equipment – including CNC machines;
  • 3D rapid prototype printer allowing you to print off your computer designed models for testing and evaluation;
  • industry-standard test and experimental equipment for metrology, robotics, fatigue and quality control;
  • state-of-the-art computing facilities for computer aided design (CAD) and other specialist software;
  • a mission control room equipped with high-performance PCs with tri-screen setup, for planning and operating space missions;
  • the Merlin flight simulator where you can programme a mathematical model of your design into the simulator and then monitor the results;
  • a Learjet 25, providing a real-world environment for gaining practical engineering skills;
  • large-scale wind tunnels that enable testing in winds of up to 90 miles per hour; and
  • laser doppler anemometry system which allows us to make very accurate velocity measurements in the wind tunnel.

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