College of Engineering (COE)

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-03 17:21:09


Mechanical Engineering - Cooperative Education

Honors Course

4600 497

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Fall 2020


The objective of this design project is to redesign the seat and steering system for the Human Powered Vehicle Team. The goal of the seat design is too improve ergonomics by making it more comfortable and adjustable. In making the seat adjustable, it will be easier for drivers to achieve an optimal efficiency when pedaling. The aim for steering will be to improve the ergonomics as well as performance by analyzing steering systems in the past and evaluating how each design was successful and for what reason. Another main goal of the steering system will be improving the stability and driver feedback. Because the vehicle is entirely human powered, ergonomics is somewhat of a dark horse in competition and could improve the success of the 2019-2020 Human Powered Vehicle Team.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Scott Sawyer

First Reader

Dr. Chris Daniels

Second Reader

Dr. Manigandan Kannan

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr Dane Quinn



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