Overall length of boat: 22 ft
N1et weight of canoe: 159
Reinforcement: 2 layers of graphite
Regional Conference: University
of South Florida, Tampa, FL
National Competition: University of
Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Johnstown, PA
P: Alex Beck
VP: Andy Hall
S: Matt Hussak
T: Victoria Forrester
COB: Matt Pinkston and Stephen Phillips
Conference Coordinator: Victoria Forrester
Service Coordinator: Alex Beck
Dr. John Gilbert; Dr. Houssam Toutanji
Mr. Jackie Whitaker
Campus Liaison Officer:
Dr. Teng K. Ooi
Canoe Project Manager:
Adam Brooks and Michelle Rule
Training and Development:
Mr. John Bentley
Mr. Ray Garner
year's entry is called PHOENIX which
symbolizes resurrection, as well as something that is beautiful, rare,
and unique. Our logo symbolizes the life cycle of Team UAH and depicts
how we intended to carry the ashes of our previous incarnations to the
winner's circle in Johnstown, PA.
the Southeast Conference, we placed third behind the University of
Florida and the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez and, therefore, did
not qualify for the national competition. However, we completely reorganized our organizational structure,
incorporated a splash guard and seat rail in our canoe to improve
performance, simplified our structural analysis, incorporated a
reinforced core that saved weight over an un-reinforced canoe, developed
a multi-level material design approach, incorporated concrete
constituents to increase the homogeneity of our concrete mix, and
introduced an efficiency parameter to compare our concrete mixes.
While constructing our canoe, we designed and built a graphite reinforced
core which was lighter than our 40 lb/ft3 concrete mix.
We'll be posting
additional information regarding our effort soon.
About our school and Team UAH:
The University of Alabama in
Huntsville (UAH) was established more than fifty years ago as a research
institute to support the growing aerospace science and missile fields.
Since then, we have become the anchor tenant in the second largest
research park in the United States. We have a current enrollment of 7,376
with approximately 200 students enrolled in Civil and Environmental
A large percentage of Team UAH is drawn from other engineering
disciplines, particularly mechanical and aerospace. Our unorthodox, multi-disciplinary approach has helped to
us to earn five national titles and eleven other top ten finishes in
ASCE's National Concrete Canoe Competition.
Our media contact is Ray
Garner. Ray is a member of University Relations at UAH.
His telephone number is (256) 824-6397.
Our faculty advisors are Dr.
John Gilbert [(256) 824-6029] and Dr.
Houssam Toutanji [(256) 824-6370.
primary contacts for 2014:
Beck, Chapter President
John Gilbert, Faculty
Advisor, (256) 824-6029
Houssam Toutanji, Faculty Advisor, (256) 824-6370
Ray Garner, Media Contact,
Five national titles.
We'll be competing for our sixth
national title... so stay tuned for details.
If you haven't become actively involved with Team
UAH yet, we need your support. So, please consider
becoming a sponsor.
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