Purdue University has a strong tradition in propulsion research for air breathing and
rocket applications and for providing students with a hands-on education in the
aerospace sciences. Recent improvements represent major enhancements of the
experimental capabilities at Purdue, including the Advanced Propellants and Combustion
) and the High Pressure Laboratory
at the Maurice Zucrow Laboratories
). A history of MZL can be
test facilities were constructed specifically for propulsion research and contain
reinforced concrete test cells with associated control rooms and assembly areas.
have helped to make Purdue's facilities
world-renowned in rocket propulsion research. Several of the buildings (not discussed
here) located at MZL are operated by the Mechanical Engineering Department
Information concerning specific projects can be found on Professors individual webpages.
Meyer, S.E., Anderson, W., “Rocket Propulsion Test Facilities at Purdue University” AIAA 2002-4280, 38th
Conference, West Lafayette, IN, July 7-10, 2002.