Hull design is the first step to creating our canoe. By analyzing racing canoes, race requirements, and fluid dynamics concepts, the hull design team determines the optimum shape of the canoe.
This division conducts analysis of forces and stresses applied to the canoe in different loading cases such as racing, transportation, and display. Structural analysis division decided how to implement reinforcement into the body of the canoe as well as analyzes material properties of the concrete, reinforcement, and composite mix. Programs such as MathCAD, Matlab and other modeling programs are taught in the division to conduct analysis. This class is essentially an intro into CE 30! Contact Spencer.
The materials lab section will be formatted similarly to CE60 labs but without much written work. If you haven’t taken CE60 yet, this will be a good way to prepare yourself and get ahead. We will be preparing multiple concrete mixes and testing them mainly through compression and splitting tension tests. We are hoping to develop a lightweight mix that also maintains the level of strength that we need for our canoe. We are also looking to innovate by trying unique mixes such as last year’s geopolymer concrete. The ultimate goal of this lab is to find our final canoe mix but along the way I hope that everyone will learn a lot, get some good practical hands-on experience and of course have fun. Contact Mat.
The construction team's main responsibility is to make the mold for the canoe. The team has adopted a wooden mold scheme in recent years in order to reduce our carbon footprint. This mold requires extensive man hours spent CCNing cross sections, cutting and brad-nailing wooden strips, and securing the mold to the work table. The construction team also constructs the display, cross section and display. If you like working with your hands, come out to construction! Contact Musty.
The graphics division works off the theme to create a holistic design for the canoe. The team is responsible for designing the appearance of the canoe, the stands, and product display. This team works closely with construction in order to turn the designs and graphics to a reality. Graphics also creates the design elements of the formal design paper. All majors welcome!!! Contact Miguel.
The paddling team meets at 11am on weekends to hop in the water and practice our paddling. Races are worth 25% of our score at nationals so we need to be buff! Come try it out if you are interested in racing, or if you just want a relaxing start to your morning on the water. We typically meet at Underhill and provide rides down to the Aquatic Park. *Must be an engineer to paddle in competition.*Contact Alan.