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Shell Eco-marathon Competition Vehicle Design Project


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Participants: The 2008 graduating class of Mechanical Engineering students, 16 in total.
Faculty: Matt Siniawski (Mechanical Engineering)

Abstract: A team of mechanical engineering students designed and manufactured a vehicle that was entered into the 2008 Shell Eco-marathon Competition. The goal of the competition is to design and build a vehicle that gets the highest fuel efficiency. The 2008 LMU team placed 15th out of 29 entries with a fuel efficiency of 313.4mpg. The students learned about engineering design first hand by completing their entire design using CAD software, welding the vehicle frame and machining various components. 2008 marked the first year LMU entered into this competition and we are planning to enter into future competitions.
Image caption (above): Students preparing to enter the track and complete at run at the 2008 Shell Eco-marathon Competition.