Hydrocontest 2017

Launching Innovative Engineers. The purpose of this project is to design, build and race a remote-controlled electric boat in the Hydrocontest

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Arts et Métiers

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Hydrocontest 2017

<p> The hydrocontest is an <strong>engineering competition</strong>, which takes place in Lausanne in Switzerland on Lake Geneva. To compete the team has to design, and build two boats. These vessels then compete in three races, for which they have been specialised for.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Lightweight: </strong>The lightweight boat must carry 20kg as cargo and race around a 400m course</p> <p> <strong>Heavyweight: </strong>The heavyweight boat must carry 200kg as cargo and race around the same course as the lightweight</p> <p> <strong>Endurance/Long distance: </strong>The long distance race sees the boats driving continuously for 2 hours, the boat that goes the furthest wins.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <u>The Team</u></p> <p> The team this year comprises of members from the <strong>University of Southampton </strong>and <strong>Southampton Solent University </strong>as well as the French universities <strong>Centrale Nantes </strong>and <strong>Arts et M</strong><strong>étiers</strong>. Many thanks to Arts et Métiers for their support in this crowdfunding campaign.</p> <p> <img alt="Dsc02097-1480595554" height="295" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/373620/DSC02097-1480595554.png" width="443"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Concepts</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <em><u>The lightweight boat</u></em><u><em>:</em></u></p> <p> As stated above, this boat will carry a weight of 20 kg. In order to reduce the friction acting on the boat, we have designed hydrofoils to lift the boat out of the water, and hence reduce the drag that acts on the hulls. </p> <p> <img alt="Try-1480596118" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/373623/try-1480596118.png"></p> <p>  </p> <p> Our lightweight boat is still in development, but the render above provides an idea as to what this boat shall look like. </p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><em>Heavyweight boat:</em></u></p> <p> For the heavyweight boat, which carries a load of 200kg, the team is going with a SWATH design, which stands for Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull. The cargo itself is stored in the main hulls, but under the water will be a torpedo which is filled with air or some other form of buoyant material. This will lift the hulls, and provide less waterplane area, and hence reduce the resistance acting on the vessel.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Try3-1481042271" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/375171/try3-1481042271.png"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> The team is currently at the design stage, but we anticipate the completion of this over the Christmas period, with construction aiming to take place around Easter, allowing for a month of testing prior to the contest itself.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Last year was the second year that the team entered the competition, and we acheived some amazing results.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong><u>4th in the Heavyweight category</u></strong></p> <p> <strong><u>4th in the Endurance category</u></strong></p> <p> <strong><u>6th in the Lightweight category</u></strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> The team also won the <strong><u>Communications Prize</u></strong> for having the best external communications of all the teams.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Stay up to date with our progress via our Facebook page:</p> <p> https://www.facebook.com/SouthamptonHydroTeam</p> <p>  </p> <p> Check out our website:</p> <p> www.southamptonhydroteam.co.uk</p> <p>  </p> <p> For more information email:</p> <p> info@southamptonhydroteam.co.uk</p>

Allocation of funds

<p> In order to participate in the Hydrocontest, it costs a lot of money! Last year's budget was approximately £18,000, and this year, owing to us making two boats, we expect it to be more.</p> <p>  </p> <p> A breakdown of what we spent money on last year is shown below:</p> <p> <img alt="Budget-1480075517" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/372007/budget-1480075517.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> Our sponsors will be providing us with money and materials, however the more money we can acquire, the better boats we can build! We aim to raise £5000 from this campaign, but of course the more money we get, the better the boats will be!</p>



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Votre nom sur la site, et un remerciement personnalisé sur le facebook de l'hydroteam. Et une newsletter envoyé à toutes les grandes étapes de la construction ou à défaut au minimum tout les mois. Comme ça vous ne raterez rien de cette formidable aventure :D

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Votre nom sur la site, et un remerciement personnalisé sur le facebook de l'hydroteam. Et une newsletter envoyé à toutes les grandes étapes de la construction ou à défaut au minimum tout les mois. Une carte postal du lac Léman. Comme vous avez pu le voir un large choix de langue est disponible, du norvégien au portugais en passant par le français bien sur !!_____ Your name on the website, a customized post on the official website. In addition to that a newsletter made by the team to make you aware of all the big steps of the project. And finally a postcard frod Switzerland you can choose the language our team is full of different idiomas.

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