Collaboration

Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry. A leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a global scale. While main industry partner and sponsor of the event, Airbus is also the essential provider of webinars and report evaluations.

EUROAVIA is the European Association of Aerospace Students. A voice for students, representing them at the European level and fostering industry links. EUROAVIA aims to address technical/soft-skill formative gaps in non-formal and informal settings throughout Europe.

The Airbus Sloshing Rocket Workshop aims at exploring the synergies between all entities by delivering a cutting-edge opportunity for students to learn engineering with a hands-on focused approach.

Background

Modern satellites have strict requirements and are often design-driven towards lightweight structures and long life expectations. This results in a large proportion of the overall weight being allocated to the liquid propellant. Consequently, the movement of the liquid inside fuel containers can significantly affect the dynamics of these systems. For this reason, modeling the behavior of sloshing liquids is of significant interest in various fields of the aerospace industry.

Airbus Sloshing Rocket Workshop

The Airbus Sloshing Rocket Workshop 2021 is a competition in which teams are tasked to design, build and fly a low-cost reusable rocket that is destabilized by the movement of water stored within an unpressurized tank. The design shall incorporate passive and/or active control mechanisms and its performance is a key aspect of the design in order to maximize range, time of flight and liquid payload capacity.