AeroRocket & WarpMetrics

Aerodynamics, Wind Tunnel Testing and Model Making
Copyright 1999-2015 John Cipolla/AeroRocket

AeroRocket specializes in subsonic, supersonic and hypersonic aerodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), warp drive physics and aerospace related software development for rockets, airplanes and gliders. Other activities include wind tunnel testing using the AeroRocket designed and fabricated subsonic wind tunnel and supersonic blow-down wind tunnels.

Technical Capability
Demonstrated exceptional creativity in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and composite material analysis for aerospace applications. Proven computer programming ability using Microsoft Visual Basic, FORTRAN and C++. Not just theoretical but "real world" experience in subsonic, supersonic and hypersonic wind tunnel testing and related CFD analysis and experiments. Highly experienced in the industrial use of sophisticated numerical analysis techniques to enhance productivity and reduce final product cost.

John Cipolla
Chief Aerodynamicist
AeroRocket and WarpMetrics


High Power & Experimental Rocketry
Sprint Launched June 12 and July 10, 1999
Motor: J-415, 75.3" Long x 12" Diameter, 25 lbs.

Sprint liftoff and recovery movie
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