This page contains links to software of various kinds: applications,
applets and shareware directories that may be helpful for analysis and
- Combustion and propellant simulation tools:
Specific Impulse (Isp) is a
measure of the “fuel efficiency” of a rocket. The necessary
thermodynamic calculations for Isp are performed by a package of text
based programs and files which run on MS-DOS or Windows based personal
or visit the
CHEMIX was developed with the goal
of boost chemical calculating efficiency. It works as well as a help
tool guiding students through important topics in the field of
The Grain Design Programs (GDP) are software
packages to design rocket motors and other gas generating devices.
Capable of calculating ALL 2-D designs, like star, moonburner, bates,
etc. Grains which can not be treated analytically, are treated
graphically.This demo is fully functional. Note however that all output
results are multiplied by a random factor varying between 0.1 and 10 !!
Impulse Roc is a AP solid motor design program for
the Windows environment.
BurnSim is solid propellant rocket motor
performance prediction software. In a nutshell, input your motor design
and propellant characteristics and BurnSim calculates the Kn through the
burn and predicts estimated chamber pressure and motor performance. by
- FLIGHT3 - Author: Mark Veltena - click to download
or visit the FLIGHT3 page
FLIGHT3 is a Dutch trajectory
simulation software. Define Your multistage rocket and this program
predicts its trajectory.
- Author: Jørgen Franck - click to download (1.9M Platform: 16 bit
Windows) or visit the
Vertical Rocket Motion, Version 1.01. This
program computes the vertical trajectory of a rocket at subsonic speeds.
Plotting of various results are also possible.
- SOAR - Author: Richard Nakka - click to download (187k
Platform: DOS)- or visit
Richard Nakka's Experimental Rocketry Page on the World
Model Rocket data files for SOAR - click to download (15k)
Data files of the B-200 & C-400 Amateur Rocket Engines for
SOAR - click to download (1k)
This program predicts the
flight performance of a rocket. It calculates parameters such as
altitude, velocity, acceleration, drag force, Mach number, and is
capable of handling multistage rockets, as well. Meant to be versatile
and user friendly, it can handle supersonic rockets with a flight
ceiling to 100,000 feet. as easily as low altitude model rockets with
- RockSim v5.00 Model Rocket Design & Simulation SoftwareRockSim is a rocket design and simulation program from Apogee Components
for the Windows operating systems. It can be used to design models from
tiny sizes to ultra-huge monster rockets!
While you create the
design, RockSim calculates the mass of the model plus it finds the CP
and CG locations so the static stability can be determined.
Aerodynamics and stability prediction tools:
Aerolab estimates Drag, Lift and Center of
Pressure for rockets flying at velocities up to 8 Mach. It also
estimates the rockets Center of Gravity and Moments of Inertia and
performs stability analysis within the entire velocity range.
VCP - Author: Gary Crowell:Visual Center of Pressure: a
software tool for doing Barrowman and extended Barrowman calculations
for model/experimental rocket.
VCP is a Barrowman CP/CG
stability calculator for Windows using spreadsheet style operation for
easy looks at what-if tradeoffs when designing rockets. Graphic display
ensures data entry accuracy. Visit the
XFOIL is an interactive program for the
design and analysis of subsonic isolated airfoils.
Author: Axel Rohde, MicroCFD
MicroTunnel analyzes 2-D
subsonic, transonic, and supersonic flow (Mach 0.1 to 3.0) over
multi-element configurations on a raster type Cartesian mesh. Flow
visualization is provided through color contour plots of local Mach
number, density, pressure, and temperature, including streamline plots.
Shock waves are easily captured!
Mechanical design tools:
A software tool intended for the design of
conical parts from paper or sheets of metal. By J. J. van der Sande.
Electronics design tools:
- AutoTRAX EDA
AutoTRAX EDA delivers to your desktop all of the advanced tools needed
to implement today’s complex electronic PCB designs. Mult-sheet
schematic entry, circuit simulation, rule driven PCB layout, fast
autorouting, 3D visualization and Computer Aided Manufacturing tools.
Free, no limits!
- Protel EDA suite 30 days free demo (Platform: 32bit Windows)
Complete EDA suite with PCB layout, Schematics, PLD tools and mixed
This demo is available in separate blocks
or as a complete package. Visit the
Protel WEB site for
- Cadence Orcad EDA suite with Schematic entry, Circuit simulation,
PCB design and FPGA tools. Visit the Cadence
Orcad WEB site for product DEMO's.
GPS and Navigation tools:
- Map Maker
produce professional maps easily from existing or imported data with a
few hours practice... Hard copy from the program was excellent, with
very fast output from a budget laser printer... Excellent for map
making, editing or inputting vector data and GIS analysis.
GPS communication and map software for PC. Author Odilon Ferreira.
3DTracer is a software application that
displays tracks recorded from GPS (Global Positioning System) receiver
data in full three dimensions.
- Weather tools:
Digital Atmosphere 2000
Author Tim Vasquez, a former Air Force forecaster and veteran storm
Digital Atmosphere is powerful weather forecasting software
that allows you to create detailed maps of real-time weather for
anywhere in the world. It makes extensive use of techniques and
algorithms that are comparable and in some cases superior to the
National Weather Service's multimillion-dollar Advanced Weather
Interactive Processing System. It can run on any 486 or Pentium system,
and does not require any type of subscription or recurring costs, using
free data from the Internet.