Overall length of boat:
6.57 m (21.54 ft)
Net weight of canoe:
kg (174 lb)
kg/m3 (74.4 lb/ft3)
Three Layers of Spatially Separated
7th at Nationals
University of Florida,
State University, Stillwater, OK
P: Annette Wilson
VP: Tony Marshall
SBC: Jordan Farina
Dr. John Gilbert
Dr. Houssam Toutanji
Ms. Lori Visone (Goolesby)
Dr. Teng K. Ooi
Canoe Project Manager:
Canoe Project Engineer:
Canoe Team Captains:
Professional Training and
Mr. John Bentley
Mr. Todd Watts
Mr. Phil Gentry
Ms. Kay Bradburn
Team UAH emerged victorious from the swamp in Gainesville...
and represented the Southeast at the 2006 National Concrete
on June 15th
- 17th in Stillwater, Oklahoma...
Times said: "UAH can do it best." See: 2006
UAH Design Report
Specifications, properties, and characteristics of "Full Spectrum."
The hull design for "Full SPECTRUM"
was formulated with the help of "MAXSURF" V 11.03, software provided
courtesy of Formation Design
"If you can dream it, you
can do it." -- Walt Disney
Just like Walt Disney, our
predecessors relied on their inner strength and a remarkable combination
of team spirit and collective vision to produce classics like
"Rock-It", "Defender", "Spirit of
America", "Rapid Fire", and "Survivor".
Each of these national championship concrete canoes had its own unique
characteristics but the collective efforts spent by the people that
built them give Team UAH one of the best track records in the world.
We continued our
chapter's winning tradition... by employing a global management strategy to cover all
the bases in every competition that we entered with:
Prior to nationals, we released a power-packed, 37.7 MB, five
minute presentation... backing our
claim: "We've got it covered!" along with information describing "STARS" and
our theme: "We've got it covered!" (see below).
The promotional segment
features music by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's... Lynyrd
Lynyrd Skynyrd performs Sweet Home
Alabama with special performers:
Bob Burns on drums - Artimus Pyle on percussions - Ed King on guitar -
JoJo & Leslie (the original Honkettes) backup vocals & Kid Rock.
UAH Promotional Photos
(37.7 MB; warning contains audio clip)
STARS We've Got It Covered
Dress Rehearsal... Team UAH point man and Army
ROTC member Dane Schoonover
prepares to demonstrate the capabilities of "Full Spectrum" at nationals
Our team chills out during
a practice session on Boomer
Lake at Stillwater.
Team members check out the presentation hall, flotation tank, and display space
on the lawn.
Spectrum" was a Strategically Tuned Absolutely Resilient Structure
(STARS) designed to demonstrate dynamic tuning to the U.S. Army. Our
predecessors applied the technology to win the competition in
Gilbert, J.A., Ooi,
T.K., Engberg, R.C., "Modal
analysis of a lightweight concrete canoe," Concrete Canoe
Magazine, 1(1): 27-32 (2006).
and our team worked with Optechnology.
Inc. to develop STARS for energy transfer and morphing applications...
K.R., Toutanji, H.A., Gilbert, J.A., Matotta, S.A, Ooi, T.K., "Evolution
of strategically tuned absolutely resilient structures (STARS)," Proc.
of SEM Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and Applied
Mechanics, Saint Louis, Missouri, June 5-7, 2006, Paper No. 32, 7 pages.
ConcreteCanoe.org interviewed the major proponents behind
our team's effort and summarized
Encompasses "STARS" Technology
important application of STARS technology is to act as a buffer or part of
a barrier to reduce the chance of sympathetic detonation... the
"Detonation of a charge by exploding another charge adjacent to
Concrete canoe materials may
protect home front and troops abroad.
The use of STARS in such a
fashion will allow deployed forces to secure munitions dumps and other
sensitive structures by ensuring that during attack, the contents of the
structures will remain undisturbed.
We enhanced our boat's swimming
incorporating new developments in hydrodynamic design
so that we moved through the water like dolphins swimming in the ocean.
Full SPECTRUM" featured a
dynamically tuned hull and a new hydrodynamic design derived from an
The canoe was produced using a male mold constructed
by gluing foam sections between plywood templates.
When we placed the canoe on February 18, 2006, we used ten colors to create complex
We placed a relatively flexible concrete around three layers of graphite mesh.
crafted for Team UAH by Mark Cauthen, this 52 inch long, 12 degree bent
shaft paddle had a very large blade and a relatively stiff shaft.
To become an
excellent paddler, you need to practice your paddling techniques.
But weight lifting, endurance training (running, biking, etc.), and good
diet are also important. Take it form the pros...
Team UAH (L o R): Josh, Dane, Jordan, Shannon, Annette, and Emily.
We've got it covered with "Full Spectrum."
Team UAH - 2006 Southeast Regional Concrete Canoe Champs!
Our team earned the privilege of representing the Southeast
for the fourteenth time at the national level by winning the 2006 Southeast
Regional Concrete Canoe Competition held in Gainesville, Florida on March 29th
- April 1st. We ran into a problem regarding the sealant on our
boat and suffered a 50% reduction in our final product score (details).
We were glad to see some of our alumni in Stillwater, Oklahoma on June 15th - 17th.
We also had
several alumni step up to the mark and lend their support during our
presidents Todd Watts and Sarah Watts (Yeldell) worked closely with
the team to instill human dynamics. Team UAH alumni Lori Visone (Goolesby)
and Teng Ooi served as our contact members. Ms. Watts worked with
the paddlers on the
pond. Our prior coach and four-time national champion Team UAH
alumni, Jeff Lindner, addressed the chapter as a speaker at one of our chapter
meetings... where many of our past members showed up
including past president Greg Laue. David Tidwell prepared the
graphics for the trailer and boat, and Dave Ingram allowed the chapter
to use his paint booth.
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