This dataset contains raw files, raw extractable data and processed data for the paper, "The Design of Carbon Fibre Composite Origami Airbrakes for Endeavour’s Darwin I Rocket". Included are STEP files of the folded and unfolded flasher structures as are M files related to computations conducted in relation to rocket stability and the perimeter truss. The STEP files can be reused for new solid mechanics and CFD simulations. An M file used to create graphs for this paper is also included as are calculations of raw data in relevant excel files. The user may wish to refer to any of the files shared for updating and improvement, or as a template for new simulations or calculations to further this work, or in different work where templates such as these may be useful. The abstract of the paper follows: "This paper concerns the conceptual design of a carbon fibre composite airbrake intended for use on the Endeavour Darwin I rocket. The airbrake design is based on a Flasher origami model and we research its actuation mechanism, its ability to increase drag, and its mechanical behaviour when actuated. The aim of this work was to improve upon the current ‘Pancake’ airbrake model and we find that the origami Flasher generates six times more drag at a given torque. The Flasher is designed to be built of quasi-isotropic CFRP resting on a carbon fibre woven membrane. When subjected to distributed loads from drag, the Flasher presses into the membrane material causing it to stress at levels of 1.4 GPa. Taking into account a safety factor of 1.2 for the rocket airbrake, this stress lies far below the failure stress of the carbon fibre woven membrane. In this work, the composite Flasher origami airbrake design offers improvements in drag and weight reduction, and will withstand drag forces when actuated."
Lee, Hyeon (Ann). (2021). Raw Files and Data Sets for paper "The Design of Carbon Fibre Composite Origami Airbrakes for Endeavour’s Darwin I Rocket", [dataset]. The University of Edinburgh. https://doi.org/10.7488/ds/3060.