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University of Minnesota Twin Cities
College of Science and Engineering
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics

PI: Jeffrey M. Hammer

Solar Vehicle Project

This Principal Investigator led a team of students who designed and built a competitive solar car for a major race by solar vehicles every two years. The team used computational fluid dynamics tools on MSI machines to minimize drag, lift, and susceptibility to side winds. The University of Minnesota’s Solar Car project ended after the 2010 race.

Group Members

Nate Bolyard, Undergraduate Student
Konrad Brown, Undergraduate Student
Matthew Higgins, Undergraduate Student
Peter Leonhardt, Undergraduate Student
David Myers, Undergraduate Student
Jon Olson, Undergraduate Student