ASME Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC)

Ages:Undergraduate, Graduate

Type:Performance

Categories:engineering, STEM

Scope:International

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Human-powered transport is often the only type available in underdeveloped or inaccessible parts of the world, and if well designed, can be an increasingly viable form of sustainable transportation.

ASME's international Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC) provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate the application of sound engineering design principles in the development of sustainable and practical transportation alternatives.In the HPVC, students work in teams to design and build efficient, highly engineered vehicles for everyday use—from commuting to work, to carrying goods to market.

There are two stages: the first stage of the competition involves the preparation of a comprehensive design report. The second part includes a demonstration of a technical innovation included in the design, a speed event (either 100 meter flying start time trial or head-to-head drag race) and a 2.5 hour endurance race held over the course of a weekend.

Designs are evaluated based on their submitted report and the performance of the technical innovation.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://www.asme.org/events/competitions/human-powered-vehicle-challenge-(hpvc)

Managing Organization: ASME

Contact:

hpvc@asme.org

Entry Fee:

This competition is open to students in Undergraduate, Graduate.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

Human-powered transport is often the only type available in underdeveloped or inaccessible parts of the world, and if well designed, can be an increasingly viable form of sustainable transportation.

ASME's international Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC) provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate the application of sound engineering design principles in the development of sustainable and practical transportation alternatives.In the HPVC, students work in teams to design and build efficient, highly engineered vehicles for everyday use—from commuting to work, to carrying goods to market.

Process

There are two stages: the first stage of the competition involves the preparation of a comprehensive design report. The second part includes a demonstration of a technical innovation included in the design, a speed event (either 100 meter flying start time trial or head-to-head drag race) and a 2.5 hour endurance race held over the course of a weekend.

Criteria

Designs are evaluated based on their submitted report and the performance of the technical innovation.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://www.asme.org/events/competitions/human-powered-vehicle-challenge-(hpvc)

Managing Organization: ASME

Contact:

hpvc@asme.org

Entry Fee:

This competition is open to students in Undergraduate, Graduate.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.