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Published on Jun 9, 2011
Case Western Reserve University Senior Project Design, Build and Test of a Hybrid Rocket Engine The rocket produces 16 pound of thrust, and runs off of PMMA (poly methyl-methacrylate, or Plexiglas) and GOX (gaseous oxygen). With the help of Sierra Lobo, four succesful test firings were completed. The fifth firing experienced a casing failure when a gap between the graphite nozzle and the PMMA fuel rod formed, allowing the hot gasses to get to the aluminum casing. Our team is grateful to all those who made this project possible.