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Aerospace team

Engineering

 

Our engineering team offers a hands-on opportunity for students eager to fully engage in every phase of a project's life cycle. From initial concept development to manufacturing and testing, PROVE's emphasis on collaboration creates a conducive environment for continuous learning and personal development. The interdisciplinary nature of the engineering team provides numerous avenues for students to acquire valuable skills and practical experience, setting them apart as they enter the industry. 

The engineering team's responsibilities are structured in five interdependent groups with corresponding Leads: Aeroshell, Mechanical, High Voltage, Low Voltage, and Manufacturing

Aeroshell

The Aeroshell team designs, manufactures, and integrates the many geometrically complex carbon fiber panels that make up the exterior body of the vehicles, keeping both aerodynamics and aesthetics in mind.

 

Members are a part of the process from start to finish, including CAD modeling, CFD simulations, machining, CAD modeling, CFD simulations, both prepreg and wet layup processes, post-processing, and finally integrating and mounting. 

Manufacturing

The Manufacturing team develops manufacturing plans and workflows, determines efficient methods to realize our projects, and manages all safety, testing, and manufacturing documentation. They work in close collaboration with our on-campus machine shops, identifying available equipment and ensuring a smooth transfer of manufacturing skills and certifications to members across all of PROVE. 

Mechanical

The Mechanical team focuses on composing and integrating crucial mechanical components of the vehicles, both ensuring functionality and enhancing efficiency. They engage in CAD modeling and FEA simulations, designing for manufacturability, and testing for verification of system performance. The team works on suspension, steering, and brakes, to structural aspects of the cars such as the chassis, battery and electrical mounting structures, and safety structures to protect the driver.