Development of a hybrid rocket simulation testbed at penn state harrisburg

Brian A. Maicke, Anthony J. Glusko

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


In this paper, efforts to develop a hybrid rocket simulation testbed at Penn State Harrisburg will be presented. The paper will focus on using CFD to evaluate the performance of hybrid rocket motors, starting with cold flow simulations and working toward full combustion simulation. Several key hybrid configurations will be discussed including standard center-bore axial-injection and center-bore swirl-injection configurations. Initial cold-flow results will be benchmarked against existing analytical models while reacting models will be compared to existing experimental and simulation studies. This project is the start of a larger effort to increase undergraduate student participation in aerospace research at Penn State Harrisburg.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 Joint Propulsion Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624105708
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event54th AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, 2018 - Cincinnati, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2018Jul 11 2018

Publication series

Name2018 Joint Propulsion Conference


Conference54th AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering


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