HUMAN POWERED VEHICLE

Sponsored by:   ME Department, ASME (Student Competition)       

http://www.asme.org/events/competitions/human-powered-vehicle-challenge-(hpvc)

HPVs (Human Powered Vehicles) are faired vehicles powered by human engines, which are designed for high performance in speed, endurance, and/or utility.  MSU has competed in the ASME Human Powered Vehicle Challenge for the last several years, and has produced innovative and competitive designs each year. MSU -Bozeman hosted the annual ASME Human Powered Vehicle Challenge in spring 2011, and the home-street advantage paid off with a first-place position! See the trophy collection in the M&IE office.

Many exciting opportunities exist this year to improve further on prior outstanding successes.  Technical areas the team will address include: dynamics, machine and ultra-lightweight structural design, materials, human factors, and aerodynamics.  Other special requirements include: 

         Students with interest and experience in mountain or road bicycling are especially welcome to participate

         Some fundraising will be required

         Some physical training will be required


Dr. Chris Jenkins
994-2203
cjenkins@me.montana.edu