Tech University represented the
North Central Conference and made their twelfth national appearance.
Tech relied on 4 people to make their presentation; 3 men and 1 woman.
The presenters were dressed in formal attire.
The team used 1 screen and included a video.
team began with an introduction to their theme and team.
The team elaborated on their mix design and the requirements imposed on
it. They defined the mix
specifications and the tests used to determine them.
team integrated construction into this discussion.
They explained how they devoted a great deal of time to research and
development and elaborated on their finite element analysis.
They drew comparisons with empirical data and specified the location and
magnitude of the critical stress. Then
the team explained how they selected a reforcement to thwart the stress.
team explained how a crack developed during the races and elaborated on the
cause. They described how the boat
survived the regional races and how they did some prognostics regarding
survivability at nationals.
explaining how they plan to relocate the paddlers to prevent further cracking,
the team brought their presentation to conclusion.
presentation went smoothly but the judges asked a lot of tough questions.
Canoe Name/Weight: "Frontier"/164 lb
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