Second-Year Mechanical Engineering Student
Using Autodesk® Inventor™ Professional, Sean Anastasia has designed an innovative rocket engine that could help improve the overall reliability and safety of most rockets – pretty important when you’re traveling 17,500 miles per hour.
An avid Autodesk user since his freshman year in high school, Sean used Autodesk® Inventor™ Professional to design a liquid-fueled rocket engine to propel a space vehicle. The familiar software interface made it easy for him to take advantage of Inventor, especially to learn new project-specific skills such as piping.
Rockets are used for everything from spaceflight to fireworks and weaponry. What’s cool about Sean’s rocket engine? He designed it so that the chemicals mixed together to propel the rocket will react without a separate ignition source, which increases the overall reliability and safety of the rocket.
Sean has also taken an interest in robots, but not in the sense of sci-fi villains or sidekicks. “Robots allow people to be vastly more productive on an assembly line, as well as more precise during surgery,” says Sean. “Robots also allow us to explore and learn from places no human can venture, be it the bottom of the Marianas Trench, the sunken corridors of the Titanic, or the surface of Saturn's moon, Titan.”
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