"University of Evansville"
(15th place overall; 12th in paper; 18th in presentation; 9th in product)

Presentation:

Evansville relied on 3 people to deliver their presentation.  They used 1 screen and presented their effort from a business standpoint.

After a brief introduction, the team described their hull design.  They explained why they made the changes that they did and explained how they characterized the service loads.

Mix design came next.  The team highlighted which aggregates they considered and pointed out the changes made to last year’s mix design.  The team specified the required parameters and explained how they went about their test program.

Construction can next.  The team said that they cut the sections used to fabricate their mold by using water jets and hot wires.  They outlined the casting procedures and stated that they went through training prior to construction.  Then the team described the methods used for construction, curing, and finishing.

The team explained how their management worked and described the goals set for management.   They ended by saying that their management scenario led to successful completion of the project… and a good final product.

Questions and Comments: 

  • When did you measure shrinkage during the ASTM standard test?
  • Did you make the measurement when you took it out of the water?
  • How do you define curing?
  • What was your rationale for citing a significant reduction in shrinkage while incorporating admixture?
  • What was the greatest difficulty encountered during the project and how did you deal with it?
  • How did you guarantee that things ran smoothly during your stint?
  • Why did you have an entry of zero in your batch water?
  • What are the advantages of having a low water to cementitious materials ratio?
  • Where did you get the idea of the plastic limit test and why was this test done?
  • What is the purpose of an engineering drawing?
  • Do you think that a competitor could build a boat by using your drawings?    

 Product:


Canoe Name: Sioux Canoe  
Length: 20.667 ft
 
Weight:167 lb
Color: red ochre

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