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
Mesker, Emily G., "A Civil Engineering Student's Crash Course in Concrete Canoe Hull Design" (2013). Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects. Paper 415.