Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo"
After a brief introduction, the team outlined their goals. They began with project management and outlined their schedule. They elaborated on the time spent on the project and then went on to hull design.
The team gave the specifications of their hull and explained how the design was modeled for structural purposes. They found that the critical loads occurred during the turn in the two man sprint. Then the team outlined their mix design. They explained why constituents were used and explained the attributes of the final design.
Construction came next. The team explained that they employed a female mold and a dual mold release system. They elaborated on tile production and final fabrication and integration. The overall lay-up was detailed and, after giving a summary of their stint, the team brought their presentation to a strong conclusion.
Questions and Comments:
Overall, this was a very strong performance.
Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo fielded "Big Sur."
Poly’s hull was reinforced using 2 layer of fiberglass scrim and 1 layer of carbon fiber mesh. The team included PVA fibers for secondary reinforcement. Matrix materials included poraver and K-1 micro spheres.
Poly developed a dual mold release system to help them remove their canoe from their mold.