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Let's Break the Electric Land Speed Record Together

$4,025
80%
Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
12 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on March 07, at 02:00 AM EST
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Eagle Works Milestone

February 27, 2016

On February 2nd, Eagle Works had our first Preliminary Design Review Presentation. This presentation was focused on nine systems:

  • motor
  • battery
  • suspension
  • brakes
  • steering
  • cooling
  • aeroshell
  • frame
  • parachutes

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

Thank you,

Adrian Muradian | President of Eagle Works

We're 70% There!

January 23, 2016

The Eagle Works team would like to thank all of our donors for their generous contributions! As a thank you from us, we are putting every donor's name on our finished car for each donation made!

We've made tremendous progress in researching the car's internal components. Out of all of our systems, we've put our focus on nine systems: motor, battery, suspension, brakes, steering, cooling, aeroshell, frame, and parachutes. The groups are preparing for a team preliminary design review session set to take place in about two weeks.

As the designs continue to be finalized, your donations will help us purchase the necessary supplies and equipment to achieve our goal of beating the land speed record. Your donations will be used to create Embry-Riddle's first-ever student designed and built electric streamliner. Eagle Works strives to beat both the United States speed record of 204 mph and the international speed record of 98 mph.

The picture featured is a proposed design of the aeroshell created by junior aerospace engineer Keti Robele.

Once again, thank you for your donations! Eagle Works is happy to have you as part of our team as we transform this project from research to reality.

Feel free to contact us at: eagleworksavl@gmail.com

Learn more about the project on our website: www.eagleworksavl.com

Regards,

Seerat Sangha | Director of Business, Eagle Works  

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$25

100-mph Club

Provides for four yards of aeroshell composite.

$50

130-mph Club

Provides for five square feet of aeroshell mold material

$100

150-mph Club

Provides for the run cost of one aeroshell structural test.

$250

200-mph Club

Provides for the run cost of one cooling system test.

$500

250-mph Club

Provides for the manufacturing of one cooling system prototype.