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Human Powered Vehicle

Team Members

  • Amy Nguyen
  • Blake Donaldson
  • Kelly Rubens Jean
  • Mohammad Bin Masood
  • Oswaldo Baires Mendez

Project Description

With increasing concerns about the environmental impact of ground transportation, the industry needs alternative solutions that are safe, efficient, and environmentally friendly. One solution to the pollution problem is human-powered vehicles which emit zero greenhouse gas on the road. This project aims to implement a new material technology (fiberglass) into the design of a human-powered vehicle to make it more lightweight, functional, and safe. The test results concluded that fiberglass can indeed be used to manufacture the monocoque of a human-powered vehicle without compromises. The findings of this project will advance the engineering knowledge of fiberglass in this field and enable other engineering teams to use this technology in future designs.




  • Christopher Muir, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Jim Alkins, Rettner Shop Manager
  • Christine Pratt, Senior Technical Associate
  • Mike Pomerantz, Technical Associate

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