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What does Thrust Plates Mean?

The thrust plate is the component of the rocket that distributes the engine’s force to the rocket’s body. It is normally located around the motor’s base. A thrust plate, despite its name, does not always have to be a plate. It could be the engine tube, a boat tail, or simply a lip on another component. It is not necessary for the base of your rocket to be a solid plate of material. When pipe jacking and pipe ramming are employed to place pipes underground, thrust plates, also known as blocks, are used. These solutions are employed in situations where trenchless technology is used to avoid open excavation or surface disruption.

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They’re an overkill option for massive, high-performance rockets with motors that kick hard enough to shatter standard plywood centering rings in half. By transmitting the thrust stress directly to the rocket tube, it eliminates any shear pressures on the centering ring and the glue that holds them in the rocket. Because the plywood rings within are only used to orient the engine within the tube, they can be built of lighter materials. The thrust plates are meant to work with the AeroPack engine retainers’ “Flanged Versions” (sold separately). Thrust Plates can be easily removed and swapped between rockets by unscrewing three flathead screws that secure the thrust plate to the back of the rocket.

Thrust Plates

The pipe is immediately mounted with the use of jacking force generated by reaction against a thrust plate in these trenchless pipe installation methods.

Pipelines erected using these methods require two pits, one at the entry point (launching pit) and the other at the exit point (exit pit) (known as the reception shaft). The dimensions of the launch pit for the jacking equipment and the thrust plate are designed based on the length and diameter of the casing.

The pipe is hydraulically jacked into the ground from the launching pit. At the back of the jacking, the pit is the thrust plate. As the jacking force moves the pipe forward, the thrust plate transfers the force to the soil at the back while acting as a reaction to the jacking, allowing the casing to move forward. When properly supported, the jacking pit aids in providing stronger thrust force and preventing soil collapse.

The motor lip, which is located at the bottom of the motor casing, is where most motors transfer their force. Because the lip has a small contact area, you must ensure that the material you choose can withstand the peak motor force as well as a safety factor.

Thrust Plates

Thrust plates for smaller rockets, such as L1s and L2, are usually just the motor mount tube (cardboard or blue tube) or a 3D printed adaptor, like in the Destler-Class L1.

The thrust plate of larger rockets, such as L3s and larger L2, is usually a machined component. It’s customary to machine the lip to the inside of the boat tail if the rocket has a metal boat tail. If not, an aluminum plate or a fiberglass tube will generally suffice.

After the push is delivered from the motor to the thrust plate, you must consider how the force will be distributed throughout the rocket. If you’re going to use the motor mount tube as a thrust plate, for example, you’ll probably need more, larger centering rings and more epoxy than usual to transfer the force from the motor mount tube to the airframe. If you’re utilizing a plate or boat tail, they usually include a lip that allows them to sit beneath the main body tube and press upwards.

Thrust plate bearing materials can include babbitt, copper, bronze, and polymer, depending on size and expected bearing temperatures under the prescribed load and oil viscosity.


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