College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-06 11:53:07


Mechanical Engineering

Honors Course

Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Project

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2023


The Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge is a competition held by the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) that challenges students to create a hydraulically powered vehicle to compete in four different races over two days. The vehicle has to be fully powered by hydraulics, with human power (such as pedaling) being used to move the hydraulic fluid. Electronics and pneumatics can be used to control the flow of the hydraulic oil. Vehicles also must have an energy storage device to take advantage of regenerative braking. The final competition was at the Norgren facility in Colorado from April 12th to April 14th. Our team placed 3rd in the endurance race, and received the best workmanship award with our bike.

Research Sponsor

Scott Sawyer

First Reader

Grant Noll

Second Reader

Todd Styer

Honors Faculty Advisor

Scott Sawyer

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