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betelgeuse

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Hi guys I had a question for you guys. After completing the OpenRocket design of a medium powered (L class) rocket, what kind of CFD is to be done on it, and why? Isn't the OpenRocket enough? Or are any other parameters determined doing CFD that can't be obtained on OpenRocket ? What are the parameters that can be obtained? Can structural analysis be done based on the Aerodynamic loads we get from CFD?
 

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Generally the only CFD we see done around here is by college teams/students or those who have access to the specialized software and the knowledge to use it. Otherwise RocSim and Open Rocket are all that most of us use or need. There are a few other tools like AeroFinSim and RASAero and other simulation softwares thatcwe use but by and large RS and OR are it.
 

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Generally the only CFD we see done around here is by college teams/students or those who have access to the specialized software and the knowledge to use it. Otherwise RocSim and Open Rocket are all that most of us use or need. There are a few other tools like AeroFinSim and RASAero and other simulation softwares thatcwe use but by and large RS and OR are it.
Yes we are currently working on a rocket for Spaceport America
 
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