<IMG SRC="../media/top.gif" WIDTH="435" HEIGHT="188" ALIGN="center"><br> <center> <blockquote> <h1>Aerodynamics, Stability, and Simulating Model Rockets:</h1> <h2>A more in-depth look at the factors governing model rockets!</h2> </blockquote> </center> &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp<font size=+1>R</font>egardless of size, the design of all rockets has to take many of the same factors into account. Understanding these factors are key to designing a successful rocket, and in this section of <em>The Hitchhikers Guide to Model Rocketry</em> you'll be introduced to the methods utilized in calculating factors leading to a stable, high performance rocket! To wrap this section up, we'll look at a Java program written to take care of the messy work involved in calculating the stability, and performance of your rockets. It's available as both an <a href="./rocket_sim/rocket_sim.html" target="main">applet, </a> and an <a href="./rocket_sim/rocket_sim.zip">application!<br> <a href="./forces.html" target="main">Let's Go: Forces at Work on a Model Rocket</a> <br> <br> <FONT SIZE=+2 COLOR="FF0000" >Aerodynamics Index:</FONT> <br><br> <font size=+1> <A HREF="../aerodynamics/main.html" TARGET="main">Intro</A><br><br> </font> <font size=+1> <a href="../aerodynamics/forces.html" TARGET="main">Forces:</a><br> </font> &nbsp <A HREF="../aerodynamics/forces.html#thrust " TARGET="main">Thrust</a><br> &nbsp <A HREF="../aerodynamics/forces.html#cog " TARGET="main">Gravity</a><br> &nbsp <A HREF="../aerodynamics/forces.html#fcog " TARGET="main">Finding the Center of Gravity</a><br> &nbsp <A HREF="../aerodynamics/forces.html#cop " TARGET="main">Air Resistance</a><br> &nbsp <A HREF="../aerodynamics/forces.html#fcop " TARGET="main">Finding the Center of Pressure</a><br> <font size=+1> <br> <a href="../aerodynamics/stability.html" TARGET="main">Stability</a><br> </font> &nbsp <a HREF="../aerodynamics/stability.html#position " TARGET="main">Neutral and Disturbed Positions</a><br> &nbsp <a HREF="../aerodynamics/stability.html#positive " TARGET="main">Positive Stability</a><br> &nbsp <a HREF="../aerodynamics/stability.html#neutral " TARGET="main">Neutral Stability</a><br> &nbsp <a HREF="../aerodynamics/stability.html#negative " TARGET="main">Negative Stability</a><br> &nbsp <a HREF="../aerodynamics/stability.html#dynamic " TARGET="main">Dynamic Instability</a><br> <font size=+1> <br> <a HREF="../aerodynamics/sim.html" TARGET="main">The Rocket Simulator</a><br> </font> &nbsp <a HREF="../aerodynamics/sim.html#background " TARGET="main">Background</a><br> &nbsp <a HREF="../aerodynamics/sim.html#alg " TARGET="main">The Algorithm</a><br> &nbsp <a HREF="../aerodynamics/sim.html#using " TARGET="main">Using The Simulator</a><br> &nbsp <a HREF="../aerodynamics/sim.html#applic " TARGET="main">Using The Application</a><br> &nbsp <a HREF="../aerodynamics/rocket_sim/rocket_sim.html" TARGET="main"><em>The Rocket Simulator</em></a><br>