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It is often difficult to describe the ASME Human-Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC) events without seeing the spectacle on location. So here are some clips that, hopefully, shed lights on the adventures of ASME.
Powerslide on the Quad: A. Lybarger '07 showing what our vehicle can do. The background is the Quad and the College of Science & Engineering. The vehicle is our 2006 entry, Larry O. Hawkenheimer. It is named to honor the memory of Mr. Larry Orr, former chief engineer at Kenworth Truck Co.
Our program, since 2006, have been designing vehicles that are unique.
Eudurance Race: E. Tyler '07 makes a hairpin turn on the endurance course in Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California. Our vehicle Larry O. Hawkenheimer is followed shortly by the vehicle from US Air Force Academy..
Eudurance Race: Cal State Chico's vehicle going through a wide turn. Chico has a traditon of fully-faired tadpole trikes that are beautifully crafted. This egg-shaped vehicle, with an ultra-light composite frame and fairing, only has 7-gears.
Sprint Mishaps: Sprint speed is measured in a 100 meter time trap after a 400 meter run up. Recent west coast sprints were held on airfields (NASA Ames 2007, and Reno/Stead 2008). We participate in Single Rider event as well, but a full fairing is needed to be competitive. The film shows Olin's vehicle from 2008 ASME HPVC East.
The wining sprint speed for 2008 HPVC West was 47 mph.
Side Impact Testing: The prototype for Larry, Moe, was first build to sort out the major problems. We have a tradition of going through two iterations. Moe was then crash tested at the PACCAR Technology Center at Mount Vernon, WA, to see how the vehicle will hold up under a 30 mph side impact test (180 lb sandbags were strapped in, simulating the rider).
We thank Dr. Dan Farmer, the director of the PACCAR Tech Center, for use of facility.
Department is actively recruiting for a full-time instructor to start September 2013. See official job posting.
Five Mechanical Engineering students are honored as 2012-2013 Bannan Scholars. Read more.
Alonso Hotrum, '13, wins ASHRAE scholarship award for the second consecutive year. Read more.
Dr. Teodora Shuman and Dr. Greg Mason are awarded the Best Paper Award at the 2012 ASEE Conference. See photo.
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