BATTLE ON HIGHWAY 305


Every year in September, Highway 305 in Battle Mountain (Neveda, USA) is the battleground of the ‘World Human Powered Speed Record Challenge’. This is the Formula 1 race of the cycling world. Be part of the team that will attack the existing world record of 144.2 km/h in 2021.

 

Take on the challenge and team up with a top cyclist in a fully self-built high-tech recumbent against teams from all over the world to break the world record in the rugged and dusty Sierras of Northwest Nevada.


Expected results


  • Participation in the World Championship 'World Human Powered Speed Record Challenge' with a self-designed prototype
  • Production of an aerodynamic high-tech recumbent with which the boundaries of the human being can be pushed back
  • General public's fascination with human powered mobility in a world
  • confronted with severe energy, transport and climate crises


Practical


  • Suitable for a team of approx. 8 students (master level)
  • Estimated duration of 24 weeks (2 semesters)


Submitted and supported by Tell a vision

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mechanical design software

FEA simulations

CFD simulations


NECESSARY SKILLS


mechanical insight

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