"Louisiana"
(tied for 19th place overall; 20th in paper; 21st in presentation; 21st in product)

Presentation:

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

Following team introductions, the team elaborated on the salient features of the hull.  They outlined the content of their presentation and began by explaining their operational breakdown structure.

Hull design came next.  The team elaborated on the desired characteristics and elaborated on the features of their design.

Analysis came next.  The team mentioned that the critical load occurred during the 4-person race.  They elaborated on the desired properties of their mix and detailed the constituents used in the mix design.  The team showed the mix proportions of their final design and explained how they met all of their goals.

The team described how they constructed their mold and canoe.  After explaining that they employed a mechanical mixer to batch their concrete, they described how they finished their canoe.

Questions and Comments: 

  • What quality control procedures did you employ for the project as a whole?
  • What management practices did you employ?
  • How was the buoyancy force distributed in your analysis?
  • In retrospect, was decreasing the wall thickness a good idea considering that cracks appeared in your hull?
  • How did you measure your air content?
  • Did you apply any corrections to the results obtained?
  • Would you expect your aggregate to compress along with the mix?
  • Did you construct your boat from your design drawings?

Product:


Canoe Name: The Tempest  
Length: 21.167 ft
Weight: 195 lb
Color: gray

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