Task: Worked with 2 other members to design, analyze, test, and manufacture propellers for different types of races (i.e. sprint and endurance races)
Designed 2 propellers using OpenProp, a propeller-developing software created by MIT graduate students.
a) Sprint propeller is optimized for speed
b) Endurance propeller is optimized for efficiency
CFD & FEA Simulations
Ran Computational Flow simulations and FEA studies in SolidWorks to analyze flow streamlines and stress concentrations, respectively.
Designed CNC process using MasterCam software and manufactured propellers using Aluminum 6061 T-6 stock and HAAS CNC machines in CMU machine shop.