Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Department

Engineering

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

Every year, seniors in the WKU civil engineering department form a team and design, build, and compete with a concrete canoe. For the first time in several years, the 2013 seniors have used our own design for the canoe hull shape. I will be discussing our canoe design process: why we wanted a new shape for our hull, how we made design decisions and the actual design and analysis process, in hopes of leaving a “how to” guide for future seniors. Along with the designing process will be a discussion of the success of our final product and what we would change about our design process.

Advisor(s) or Committee Chair

Professor Matthew Dettman

Disciplines

Engineering

Included in

Engineering Commons

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