Students: Jacob Delacruz, David Harden, Jerred Hermogino, Akhil Johnson, Hala Mayyas, Andrew Peavler, Matthew Seddon, Logan West
Sponsor: National Fluid Power Association
The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) tasked this group with fabricating and improving a trike that consists of an integrated hydraulic power system to compete against multiple universities in the Fluid Powered Vehicle Challenge (FPVC). The design objective is to design, build, test and validate a human-powered hydraulic trike that will achieve a speed of at least 10 mph at a maximum weight of 210 pounds. The team’s solution is to integrate, while meeting competition design constraints, a human powered trike while utilizing a hydraulic power system to propel the wheels.