pressure rocket fest wall

pressure rocket fest wall

A water rocket is a type of model rocket using water as its reaction mass. The water is forced out by a pressurized gas, typically compressed air. … Water rocket hobbyists typically use one or more plastic soft drink bottle as the rocket’s pressure vessel.

Often the pressure vessel is built from one or more used plastic soft drink bottles, but polycarbonate fluorescent tube covers, plastic pipes, and other light-weight pressure-resistant cylindrical vessels have also been used.

The seal on the nozzle of the rocket is then released and rapid expulsion of water occurs at high speeds until the propellant has been used up and the air pressure inside the rocket drops to atmospheric pressure. There is a net force created on the rocket in accordance with Newton’s third law. The expulsion of the water thus can cause the rocket to leap a considerable distance into the air.


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