The Two-Can rocket performance
was predicted by computer simulation.
This chart shows the two-can motor performance.
Initial thrust is over 10 lbs, while its mass is about 1
This chart shows the performance of the rocket. Initial
acceleration is over 300 ft/s2! Note the extreme negative acceleration following "burnout."
This is a result of the low mass of the empty rocket and the high force due to
The charts above were produce using our simulation
program, water.c, and GNUPLOT on a
LiNUX machine. The water.c code produces an output table
which is included here:
Simulation Output Table