Title

Hybrid Go-Kart

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Abstract/Artist Statement

In these times of amazing technology and sophistication our society has become used to easy, safe mobility, and fast efficient results. One major factor of this is the standard automobile. For years now people have been able to go from point A to point B with the push of a pedal, but there is now a threat to this mode of easy transportation. The source of power for these vehicles, also known as gasoline is depleting. This problem can cause a huge cripple to society due to the fact that independent automobiles will have no source of power to be used. This problem can not come to pass, therefore alternative sources of power are being researched. We four undergraduate mechanical engineering students understand the importance of this new phase in the automotive technology industry. That is why our team is developing our own kind of hybrid vehicle. The overall objective of the group is to complete a hybrid vehicle that is capable of running on electric and gas power. The team has identified a few main components to achieve this goal by looking at other types of hybrid designs as well as analyzing the constraints of this project. Our team does not expect to beat the professional manufacturers at designing the best type of hybrid vehicle. We do expect this to be a valuable learning experience for the team as well as a stepping stone for the team members to gain employment in the automotive industry.

Location

School of Engineering and Computer Sciences

Start Date

6-5-2006 2:00 PM

End Date

6-5-2006 3:30 PM

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Hybrid Go-Kart

School of Engineering and Computer Sciences

In these times of amazing technology and sophistication our society has become used to easy, safe mobility, and fast efficient results. One major factor of this is the standard automobile. For years now people have been able to go from point A to point B with the push of a pedal, but there is now a threat to this mode of easy transportation. The source of power for these vehicles, also known as gasoline is depleting. This problem can cause a huge cripple to society due to the fact that independent automobiles will have no source of power to be used. This problem can not come to pass, therefore alternative sources of power are being researched. We four undergraduate mechanical engineering students understand the importance of this new phase in the automotive technology industry. That is why our team is developing our own kind of hybrid vehicle. The overall objective of the group is to complete a hybrid vehicle that is capable of running on electric and gas power. The team has identified a few main components to achieve this goal by looking at other types of hybrid designs as well as analyzing the constraints of this project. Our team does not expect to beat the professional manufacturers at designing the best type of hybrid vehicle. We do expect this to be a valuable learning experience for the team as well as a stepping stone for the team members to gain employment in the automotive industry.