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Experiments

The following categories represent different classes of tests carried out.
Greyed out categories represent future categories.

Category

Description
Burst Pressure Tests How much pressure can a bottle hold?
Capacity Measurement What is the real volume a bottle and how does it change under pressure?
Dimension Measurement What are the dimensions of a bottle and how much do they change under pressure?
Glue Tests Which glues can hold what and how much?
Thermal Tests How does temperature effect materials?
Static Thrust Tests How much static thrust does a water rocket produce?
Product Comparisons Comparison of third party products used with water rockets, cameras, altimeters etc.
Miscellaneous Any other experiments that do not fit into the above categories
Liquids How does the type of liquid affect performance?
Gasses How does the type of gas affect performance?
Environmental Conditions How does the environment affect a rockets performance?

Experiment List

Following is a complete list of all the experiments carried out to obtain the data.

Description

ID

Burst Pressure Tests  
1.25L and 1.5L bottle burst pressure tests. 061008_001
1.25L and 2L bottle burst pressure tests, including reinforcing. 061022_001
2L bottle & Robinson coupling burst pressure tests. 070715_001
1cm wide splice using PL premium. 090815_001
Reinforced bottle burst test using a second bottle as a jacket 070309_003
Hybrid splice burst test 071024_001
Tornado coupling pressure test 080210_001
FTC burst test and reinforced FTC burst test 080519_001
600mL, 1.25L, 1.5L, 2L, 2.25L bottle burst pressure tests 091114_001
Tornado coupling pressure test 100421_001
   
Capacity Measurement  
Measuring the capacity of 8 unpressurised bottles (2L, 2.25L, 1.25L, 0.6L) 090906_001
Measuring the capacity of 8 pressurised bottles (2L, 2.25L, 1.25L, 0.6L) 090920_001
   
Dimension Measurement  
Measuring the dimensions of 8 unpressurised bottles (2L, 2.25L, 1.25L, 0.6L) 090906_001
Measuring the dimensions of 8 pressurised bottles (2L, 2.25L, 1.25L, 0.6L) 090920_001
   
Static Thrust Tests  
Air and water mixing analysis. (Jet Foaming) 070224_001
Baffle - stopping the blow through effect 070309_001
Jet foaming with foam 070309_002
Detailed thrust measurement for water and foam 070406_001
CD Nozzle thrust measurement and comparison to straight through nozzle 070414_001
Detailed static thrust experiments comparing foam and water, and couplings 081004_001
   
Glue Tests  
VISE glue splicing and viscosity tests 071011_001
Sikaflex 11FC strength test - standard 1cm x 1cm test 090730_001
PL Premium strength test - standard 1cm x 1cm test 090730_001
Araldite 5 Minute Epoxy - standard 1cm x 1cm test 091012_001
Araldite Super Strength 2-part long cure Epoxy - standard 1cm x 1cm test 091011_001
   
Thermal Tests  
Measuring the skin and internal temperature of a rocket. 070224_002
Measuring the internal temperature during pressurisation and after firing 080727_001
   
Product Comparisons  
Comparison of FlyCamOne2 and MD-80 video cameras 090802_001
   
Miscellaneous  
Launch sound analysis 070331_001
Foam vs water flight and altitude comparisons 071118_001
   


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