of California - Berkeley (Bears)"
Berkeley went with a pirate theme and four team members made their presentation. They integrated the theme nicely by following a map in pursuit of treasure.
After the management scenario and project schedule were outlined, the team gave their rational for not changing the hull design. Then they explained how they adopted new paddling techniques.
The mix design came next. The team explained their strategy for meeting the C-33 requirement and mentioned that free fibers were added to arrest cracks. The methods used to test and finish the canoe were specified next. Then the team outlined their structural analysis and explained how EXTRACT was used to determine the critical stresses.
SAP was used to assess stress concentrations and, in response, the team decided to add a gunwale to strengthen their hull. all of the critical parameters, the team explained the construction process including form production, methods used for placement, and the procedure used for curing the canoe. The presentation was brought to a strong conclusion when the team stated, “After months of planning and work, we discovered our bearied treasure.”
The projectionist joined the team members as the question session began:
Overall, the presentation was sound. But the judges found some weaknesses in the design report and pressed the team to justify them. For the most part, the Bears did a good job in damage control and recouped from some very difficult questions.
Canoe Name: Bearied Treasure
The Bears went with a symmetrical hull that featured ribs and gunwale caps. The boat was reinforced with a geo-grid and AR glass fibers. Macrolite and glass bubbles helped meet the C-33 requirement.