On February 2nd, Eagle Works had our first Preliminary Design Review Presentation. This presentation was focused on nine systems:
The presentation went very well! There were many benefits to doing this presentation, but one of the most obvious ones were to show the rest of the team how much progress each system has made. The pictures give you a snapshot of the progress for various systems.
The first picture is a depiction of the battery pack design proposal. Everything in the stream-liner starts with this, for it is the heart of our vehicle. This is one of many "modules" that will make up a "pack". Nathaniel dePutter , the system's lead, has managed to get more than one month ahead of schedule in the battery pack design system. His design proposal meets all of our requirements, and because of his accelerated schedule, he has time to go back and refine the system even further. Since the presentation, he has been in contact with many suppliers and actually had a meeting with a company representative here on our campus!
The second picture is a computational thermal analysis of the brake rotor during the deceleration portion of our run analysis. Mitchell Graham, the system's lead, was tasked with developing an adequate braking system for our stream-liner last semester. In just a few short months, he has met the requirements (exceeded some) and is currently working on a dynamic load transfer analysis to further our understanding in deceleration.
The third photo is a rendering of the stream-liner's cooling system. The motors are being provided with some serious voltage and current, so keeping them at operating temperature is vital during our record attempt. The heat exchanger will be a custom-made radiator submerged in an ice bath, sufficient enough to cool necessary components. Ben Wilson, Ian Dow, and Julia Mihaylov gave a very thorough design review for their proposed system. Since the presentation, a bill of materials has been provided by them to gather the required components for testing and verification.
These pictures are just a few from the presentation that stood out! If you would like to see more from the presentation, please visit us at our website: www.eagleworksavl.com
Adrian Muradian | President of Eagle Works