2.006 Fluid Mechanics
Hovercraft Design Contest
First Place & Longest Overall Hover Time

Design a simple, compressed air powered hovercraft to achieve the longest possible time aloft. Use a prototype to verify predictions.

A balloon air source with an orifice for flow regulation and a compact disc for a hover surface. Maple program for analysis of viscous and inertial flows. Predicted values verified within 15% of measured values.

Experience gained in:
Conceptual Design
Maple Programming
Fluid Flow Analysis

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