Louisiana Tech represented the Deep South and made their second national appearance.
Tech relied on 2 men to make their presentation. The presenters were dressed in suits and the presentation was business oriented. The team used 1 screen and did not include any videos.
After a brief introduction, the team gave an overview of their presentation. They began with hull design explaining that their entry was geared toward their paddlers.
They discussed the problems encountered last year and elaborated on how these problems were corrected. The team elaborated on their structural analysis and described the loading conditions considered and the service loads found.
Then the team outlined their program developed to test their individual materials and their composite section. They described the strategy used to obtain their final mix and reinforcement scheme.
Construction came next.
Details were provided before the team brought their presentation to
Questions and Comments:
Louisiana Tech fielded "Conquistador."
LSUís hull was reinforced using a single layer of fiberglass mesh located at the center of the section. The team included polypropylene fibers for secondary reinforcement. Matrix materials included poraver and K-1 micro-spheres.
The team incorporated 3 ribs into the hull to strengthen it and improved their delivery by building a practice boat.