Title

Electrathon Vehicle Floor

Presenter Information

Jason Hein

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Keywords

Electrathon, lightweight, strength

Abstract

When designing and constructing a vehicle that will be used in competition, both the strength and weight of all components should be optimized. Several students have come together to assemble such a vehicle that will compete in the Electrathon Race. My role in this construction was the floor, which will provide additional safety to the driver and support to the vehicle. The design used for the Electrathon Vehicle floor uses two sheets of aluminum that will sandwich a single sheet of light weight, yet super strong honeycomb material that when epoxied together will hold more than the 180-pound driver while adding less than ten pounds to the weight of the vehicle. While a single sheet of steel would provided the same amount of strength and safety, the design using the aluminum and honeycomb material will reduce the overall weight of the vehicle.

Poster Number

18

Faculty Mentor(s)

Pringle, Charles

Additional Mentoring Department

Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction

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Electrathon Vehicle Floor

SURC Ballroom C/D

When designing and constructing a vehicle that will be used in competition, both the strength and weight of all components should be optimized. Several students have come together to assemble such a vehicle that will compete in the Electrathon Race. My role in this construction was the floor, which will provide additional safety to the driver and support to the vehicle. The design used for the Electrathon Vehicle floor uses two sheets of aluminum that will sandwich a single sheet of light weight, yet super strong honeycomb material that when epoxied together will hold more than the 180-pound driver while adding less than ten pounds to the weight of the vehicle. While a single sheet of steel would provided the same amount of strength and safety, the design using the aluminum and honeycomb material will reduce the overall weight of the vehicle.