Date of Last Revision

2023-05-02 19:00:19


Mechanical Engineering - Cooperative Education

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2016


Parker Hannifin has issued a challenge to student design teams of creating a Chainless bike using a hydraulic system. Each student design team will be assigned a technical advisor from the University. The project will be divided into two phases after the initial kickoff. The first phase will align with senior design course for motion control and hydraulics and will yield the student obtaining knowledge in hydraulics, including bio-degradable fluids, pneumatics, electromechanical systems, green technologies (sustainable energy) and controlling force and motion. Students will be provided data sheets, a list of in-stock Parker components and by the end of the first phase will be able to choose components. Additionally, mechanical drawings, fluid control circuits, and initial designs created for the vehicle will be required.

Research Sponsor

Parker Hannifin

First Reader

Dr. Scott Sawyer



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