The objective of the competition is to build and launch a hybrid powered rocket. There are two
categories of competition to choose from. The first category consists of launching a hybrid
rocket to the maximum altitude. The second category challenges the teams to fly their rocket
closest to 2000 feet in altitude. There must be at least two teams competing in each category. If
there is only one team, that team will be asked to move to the other category.
1. The rocket can be built from scratch or from a kit.
2. The engine must be a hybrid motor rated “G” or from a lower class. The engine can be
built from scratch or purchased from a company. NOTE: If the motor is built from
scratch or is modified in anyway, a minimum of 2 documented motor tests must be done
to demonstrate the safety, quality, and performance of the motor. Documentation must
be performed and submitted two weeks before launch and must show thrust curves,
impulse, burn-time, etc. from the 2 tests (please confer with the judges prior to making
any modifications to the motor).
3. Points will be awarded for the phases of the competition. The successful flight is worth
80% of the total points and the teams Engineering Notebook report is worth 20% of the
total points. The points for each part are as follows:
1. Points for Flight
100 pts for highest or closest to altitude
90 pts for 2nd highest or closest to altitude
80 pts or 3rd highest or closest to altitude
70 pts for 4th highest or closest to altitude
0-10 pts for self built motor
0-5 pts for self built rocket
2. Points for Engineering Notebook
Rocksim or other software Simulations (30 pts)
Engineering Data (70 pts)
FIU ASME will be participating in the Florida Space Grant Consortium sponsored Hybrid Rocket
Competition for the 2015-2016 school year. A hybrid rocket differs from a solid or liquid rocket in that it
uses a solid fuel grain and a liquid oxidizer. We are currently recruiting for this project so if you are
interested don’t hesitate to contact us.
The ASME Student Design Competition provides a platform for ASME Student Members to
present their solutions to a range of design problems – from everyday household tasks to
groundbreaking space exploration. Each team is required to design, construct and operate a
prototype meeting the requirements of an annually determined problem statement.
The Student Design Competition showcases the extraordinary talents of mechanical engineering
students while encouraging them to develop innovative ideas towards an improved quality of life
for all. Each year, several teams of up to four students compete at Student Professional
Development Conferences in districts worldwide. Winners then proceed to finals at the ASME
International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE). Cash prizes and
awards are presented to winners at both district and final competitions.