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Product Innovation Congress, BLOODHOUND SSC, Altair and GrabCAD Challenge you to design a steering wheel for supersonic car!

BLOODHOUND SSC is the result of remarkable engineering that allows the ultimate racing car to accelerate from 0 – 1609 km/h and back to zero in just 120 seconds, while sagely handling the phenomenal forces and loads acting upon it such as 47000 pounds thrust (equivalent to 180 F1 cars) generated by its jet and rocket engines; 30 tonne suspension loadings; air pressures on the bodywork of up to 10 tonne per square metre and solid aluminium wheels, each weighing 105 kg spinning at 10,200 rpm and generating an extraordinary 50000 G at the rim.

More information about the car can be found here: www.bloodhoundssc.com

Requirements

  • Design can be submitted in either 2D or 3D CAD file.

  • Design must incorporate triggers to light up and increase power of the rocket and to shut the rocket down.

  • Design must incorporate 1 button to deploy the airbrake.

  • Design must incorporate 2 buttons to deploy brake chutes (main and backup).

  • Every entry must include the designers name and surname, brief design notes explaining the rationale behind the design and dashboard view.

Rules

  • The challenge is open to everyone.

  • Team entries are welcome. In case of team win, prize will be transferred to team leader who is solely responsible for splitting it among team members.

  • You can submit several entries.

  • Only entries uploaded to GrabCAD library through this challenge page here will participate in the competition.

  • Tag your model with “BLOODHOUND”. Only entries with valid tag will participate!

  • By entering this competition, you
    1. Warrant that the work is your original work.
    2. To the best of your knowledge, it is not, and has not been in production or otherwise previously published or exhibited.
    3. Neither the work nor its use infringes the intellectual property rights (whether a patent, utility model, functional design right, aesthetic design right, trade mark, copyright or any other intellectual property right) of any other person.

  • Applicants are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement for any costs. The applicant’s participation shall not constitute employment, assignment or offer of employment or assignment.

  • Winning designs will be chosen based on the rules and requirements.

  • This Challenge starts on December 19, 2012 and ends on January 31, 2013, at Last Time Zone.

  • The winners will be announced at the Product Innovation (PI) Congress on 19th Feb 2013, and in the event show guide, as well as on GrabCAD not before Feb. 19, 2013.

Prizes

Prizes for top 5 entries

Grand Prize

1) $1,000 cash

2) Free pass to the Product Innovation (PI) Congress (normally $1,967)

3) A copy of the 3D conceptual design software “solidThinking Inspire” provided by the PI 2013 sponsor Altair http://www.solidthinking.com/InspiredFeaturesStart.aspx

4) GrabCAD T shirt and coffee mug

2nd - 5th Prize

1) Free pass to the Product Innovation (PI) Congress (normally $1,967)

2) A copy of the 3D conceptual design software “solidThinking Inspire” provided by the PI 2013 sponsor Altair http://www.solidthinking.com/InspiredFeaturesStart.aspx

3) GrabCAD T shirt and coffee mug

All other entrants

Every single entrant receives a discounted rate to Product Innovation 2013 of $658 (a $1,309 reduction)

About the jury?

The Jury will be comprised of representatives from Product Innovation Congress, Bloodhound, Altair, Develop 3D magazine and GrabCAD.

The winners will be announced at the Product Innovation (PI) Congress on 19th Feb 2013, and in the event show guide, as well as on GrabCAD.

About The Sponsors

PRODUCT INNOVATION 2013 is an event at the nexus between R&D, Engineering and IT providing insight and inspiration into product information creation, development and management. PI Design showcases a combination of the latest technological developments, inspiring case studies and predictions for the future, of the tools that enable the people behind them to innovate. www.picongress.com

BLOODHOUND SSC is a jet and rocket powered car designed to go at 1,000 mph (just over 1,600 kph). It has a slender body of approximately 14m length with two front wheels within the body and two rear wheels mounted externally within wheel fairings. It weighs over 7 tonnes and the engines produce more than 135,000 horsepower - more than 6 times the power of all the Formula 1 cars on a starting grid put together! www.bloodhoundssc.com

ALTAIR empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held with more than 1,500 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 25-year-plus track record for product design, advanced engineering software, on-demand computing technologies and enterprise analytics solutions, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to more than 3,000 corporate clients representing the automotive, aerospace, government and defense, and consumer products verticals. Altair also has a growing client presence in the life sciences, financial services and energy markets. http://altair.com/

51 comments

  • Tomas

    Tomas about 2 years ago

    Perfect! I'm in.. :)

    Tomas has uploaded 51 CAD models & has left 929 comments.
  • Tristan

    Tristan about 2 years ago

    wow great challenge! are there any size requirments for the wheel or will all of that be worked out latter?

    Tristan has uploaded 61 CAD models & has left 87 comments.
  • Aref A

    Aref A about 2 years ago

    Thrilled ! Steering average dimension ?

    Aref A has uploaded 39 CAD models & has left 184 comments.
  • Matt Stinson

    Matt Stinson about 2 years ago

    love the sound of this challenge, ive been following the bloodhound since i first heard of it. can't wait to start designing

    Matt Stinson has uploaded 26 CAD models & has left 70 comments.
  • maheshkumar

    maheshkumar about 2 years ago

    what about dimensions?

    maheshkumar has uploaded 44 CAD models & has left 80 comments.
  • Fahad Rafi Butt

    Fahad Rafi Butt about 2 years ago

    i guess, it should be comfortable for the driver to comfy imagine to hold!! imagine size!!

    Fahad Rafi Butt has uploaded 360 CAD models & has left 1050 comments.
  • Fahad Rafi Butt

    Fahad Rafi Butt about 2 years ago

    "eexplaining the rationale behind the design and dashboard view." we have to include a HUD too?

    Fahad Rafi Butt has uploaded 360 CAD models & has left 1050 comments.
  • Fahad Rafi Butt

    Fahad Rafi Butt about 2 years ago

    can we add additional buttons?

    Fahad Rafi Butt has uploaded 360 CAD models & has left 1050 comments.
  • Kacper Holenderski

    Kacper Holenderski about 2 years ago

    Should the driver have control over the power of the rocket, like a gas pedal in a car, or once a button is pressed, the power of the rocket increases automaticaly?

    Kacper Holenderski has uploaded 2 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  • JF Brandon

    JF Brandon about 2 years ago

    Hi Everyone, if you want to get an idea of the dimensions, take a look at the Bloodhound SSC website and you will find there are CAD files. http://www.bloodhoundssc.com/cad-drawingv

    JF Brandon has uploaded 8 CAD models & has left 480 comments.
  • Fahad Rafi Butt

    Fahad Rafi Butt about 2 years ago

    and turbine engines don't start like piston engines, they need batteries till self-sustaining, then we need to detent throttle, shift power from battery to turbine, fuel flow buttons, air flow buttons, fuel tanks selector buttons etc.!! you want these too on wheel? :)

    Fahad Rafi Butt has uploaded 360 CAD models & has left 1050 comments.
  • Fahad Rafi Butt

    Fahad Rafi Butt about 2 years ago

    link says file not found!!

    Fahad Rafi Butt has uploaded 360 CAD models & has left 1050 comments.
  • Fahad Rafi Butt

    Fahad Rafi Butt about 2 years ago

    and energy bleed buttons?? for emergency stop?

    Fahad Rafi Butt has uploaded 360 CAD models & has left 1050 comments.
  • Fahad Rafi Butt

    Fahad Rafi Butt about 2 years ago

    and by design you mean shape and button placement? and not the electrical circuits and stuff??

    Fahad Rafi Butt has uploaded 360 CAD models & has left 1050 comments.
  • Kacper Holenderski

    Kacper Holenderski about 2 years ago

    @Fahad replace the "v" at the end with a "s", so: http://www.bloodhoundssc.com/cad-drawings

    Kacper Holenderski has uploaded 2 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  • Fahad Rafi Butt

    Fahad Rafi Butt about 2 years ago

    ok, what about extra stuff i asked?

    Fahad Rafi Butt has uploaded 360 CAD models & has left 1050 comments.
  • JF Brandon

    JF Brandon about 2 years ago

    Ooo sorry people - my mistake. It's http://www.bloodhoundssc.com/cad-drawings .... thanks Kacper.
    @Fahad - Good question, but I can't speak for Bloodhound SSC yet - expect an answer soon and work with what has been given nowv

    JF Brandon has uploaded 8 CAD models & has left 480 comments.
  • Aref A

    Aref A about 2 years ago

    This challenge must be PUBLIC or PRIVATE project ?

    Aref A has uploaded 39 CAD models & has left 184 comments.
  • Aref A

    Aref A about 2 years ago

    @Kacper Holenderski In my opinion, I think It's a one-time , automatic rocket/speed boost. You only get one juice . If you pressed the button, you need to recharge it for your next ride.

    Aref A has uploaded 39 CAD models & has left 184 comments.
  • Anthony Michael

    Anthony Michael about 2 years ago

    The button to increase the power of the rocket; is this to be veriable like an accelerator or is a single press 'boost button'?

    Anthony Michael has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 4 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel about 2 years ago

    @ArefA It looks like this is a PUBLIC Challenge. I will confirm and add this in the Rules section.

    Sara Sigel has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 1980 comments.
  • Aref A

    Aref A about 2 years ago

    @Sara Sigel How can we include the designers name and surname, brief design notes explaining the rationale behind the design and dashboard view ?? In the PROJECT DESCRIPTION section ?

    Aref A has uploaded 39 CAD models & has left 184 comments.
  • Fahad Rafi Butt

    Fahad Rafi Butt about 2 years ago

    yess, where else!! :P

    Fahad Rafi Butt has uploaded 360 CAD models & has left 1050 comments.
  • Aref A

    Aref A about 2 years ago

    Never knew If they wanted a product design documentation :P

    Aref A has uploaded 39 CAD models & has left 184 comments.
  • sarin

    sarin almost 2 years ago

    i am in

    sarin has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 4 comments.
  • Miguel Riego

    Miguel Riego almost 2 years ago

    Hi I agree that a more in depth brief its required. For example whlzich security norms should it follow? Which is the maximun turning radio required and the tolerance sensitiviy factors to be taken into account? Should it be desmontable to allow acces for the pilot? Instruments to be used? Etc. Its an extremely interesting challenge which I will be glad to enter and maybe if we use data from vehicles such as the space shuttle this will help in order to asses requirements.Aref As I see things they just want a general concept of the product no detail information. Regards

    Miguel Riego has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 34 comments.
  • Ariel

    Ariel almost 2 years ago

    never participated in any Challenge..i am going to try it..looks fun.

    Ariel has uploaded 44 CAD models & has left 85 comments.
  • Sara Sigel

    Sara Sigel almost 2 years ago

    Have fun @Ariel and @Sarin

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  • Ariel

    Ariel almost 2 years ago

    thanks Sara..

    Ariel has uploaded 44 CAD models & has left 85 comments.
  • Harrell Holloway

    Harrell Holloway almost 2 years ago

    What type of foot controls are in use?

    Harrell Holloway has uploaded 17 CAD models & has left 19 comments.
  • Lauri Poldre

    Lauri Poldre almost 2 years ago

    ANSWERS TO ABOVE QUESTIONS:
    1) What type of foot controls are in use?

    Left break, right foot jet accelerator

    2) For example which security norms should it follow? Which is the maximun turning radius required and the tolerance sensitivity factors to be taken into account? Should it be demountable to allow acces for the pilot? Instruments to be used?

    The turning radius on the car 120m the ratio for the steering rack is 30:1, yes it should be demountable.

    3) The button to increase the power of the rocket; is this to be veriable like an accelerator or is a single press 'boost button?

    It is a two stage rocket and they are on or off.

    4) Should the driver have control over the power of the rocket, like a gas pedal in a car, or once a button is pressed, the power of the rocket increases automatically?

    He has control by turning the rocket on or off, it is 2 stage, low RPM on the cosworth giving a low pressure feed then hi pressure.

    5) Can we add additional buttons?

    Yes if you need them.

    6) are there any size requirments for the wheel or will all of that be worked out latter?

    This size of the wheel is determined by the size of Andy's hands and the comfort of steering.

    Lauri Poldre has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 150 comments.
  • ricci walker

    ricci walker almost 2 years ago

    Greetings, is the pilot using a tether strap on the wheel to stop his arms and hands getting damaged if the vehicle rolls over?

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  • Taavi Simson

    Taavi Simson almost 2 years ago

    To answer riccis question I would say the following. If something happens at speeds exeeding 1000 mph then it does not matter what happens to your hands, you are with angles anyway. Unless the car has a catapult seat. And there is time and opportunity to eject. Tether straps are more harm than use because there has to be a chance to move hands as fast as possible.

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  • ricci walker

    ricci walker almost 2 years ago

    greetings, is the steering system fly-by-wire or direct via a raito box?

    ricci walker has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 4 comments.
  • ricci walker

    ricci walker almost 2 years ago

    aalsowhat is ment by a dashboard view please

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  • Leonardo Alves

    Leonardo Alves almost 2 years ago

    I need more specifics on the steering wheel trepidations and sensitivity

    Leonardo Alves has uploaded 16 CAD models & has left 171 comments.
  • samathani

    samathani almost 2 years ago

    I think steering is not needed for this vehicle. Because while moving at a speed of 1600 kmph (1000 mph) it is less possible to turn the vehicle. If we tried to do so the vehicle will surely starts to roll with respect to steering direction. Anyway it has a possibility to design a steering for that. Lets try...

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  • Rodger.H

    Rodger.H almost 2 years ago

    Rodger.H has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 39 comments.
  • Flaviano Crespi

    Flaviano Crespi almost 2 years ago

    @samathani, I agree, but the steering wheel need to be able to say that on board there was a man who piloted the rocket ...

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  • Jenaro Amantino Borini

    Jenaro Amantino Borini almost 2 years ago

    When we have the name of winners?

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  • Martino Merlotti

    Martino Merlotti almost 2 years ago

    So...what about the winners? They should have been announced a few days ago.

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  • Thilina

    Thilina almost 2 years ago

    When will you announce the winners

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  • Ravinder Saggam

    Ravinder Saggam almost 2 years ago

    Congratulations to all winners:)

    Ravinder Saggam has uploaded 133 CAD models & has left 182 comments.
  • Thilina

    Thilina almost 2 years ago

    I'm confused. I'm not insulting them at all (the winners). They all are great. Congrats to all . But as my point of view they all fails in ergonomics. Ergonomics should be a key in these kind of designs. Due to high speed the driver should have the capability of accessing the buttons without mistakes and easily. In 1st place, the shoutdown button & air brake buttons are very near. And the air brake button is poped up than the shoutdown button. So there are huge risk in accidentally push airbrake buttons instead of shoutdown button. Other hand side has the same issue. In second place design I wonder where to hold it. There are buttons in holding areas of steering wheel. It is a mess . If some thing bad happening driver will be soo confuced . These buttons will turn it to a nightmare. 3rd one has the same issue. Due to high speed of the car the priority should be given to the ease and accurate of access to the buttons. Because is very little time react. That is my view of the dicission. Judges, can you please ellaborate your view of selecting . I'm not telling I'm right . That is only my view

    Thilina has uploaded 43 CAD models & has left 22 comments.
  • Bryan Morris

    Bryan Morris almost 2 years ago

    Congratulations to the winners of the challenge! Most importantly congratulations to the sponsors for getting your name out there for a reasonable advertising price! Great selection on the steering wheel (Not that it mattered because you already have the steering wheel designed and made at this point anyway) because now even if you were to use it you could just buy it from Sparco for about 90 pounds!!!

    http://www.roadandracegear.co.uk/online/tuning-styling/steering-wheels/sparco-p104-limit-steering-wheev

    It's a shame that the actual purpose of the engineering challenge is being perverted by companies that simply want to spread the word to 400k plus engineers and designers for a cheap dollar.

    To the engineers: Don't be deterred as future challenges they may not all be like this. Keep on Designing!!!

    Your Fellow GrabCadr,
    -Bryan Morris

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  • Fahad Rafi Butt

    Fahad Rafi Butt almost 2 years ago

    Thilina i aggree !

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  • Thilina

    Thilina almost 2 years ago

    why don't you reply

    Thilina has uploaded 43 CAD models & has left 22 comments.
  • Thilina

    Thilina almost 2 years ago

    You don't need to tell me . I know they are smart. That is why they are jury members and that is why they are in those positions. I never said my one is the best. I wanted some explanations on those issues. Even though those designs solves more problems they all fails in safety (as I can understand as a junior). There shouldn't be any important thing than safety in such a huge speed. Every calculations, simulations are done for ensure safety. It's a human life , million dollar project all will be dust less than a half a second

    Thilina has uploaded 43 CAD models & has left 22 comments.
  • Fredrick

    Fredrick almost 2 years ago

    Sometimes in life no explanation is offered and there is more to be gained from figuring it out on your own

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  • Thilina

    Thilina almost 2 years ago

    yap. That's true. But I wonder why you comment on me. Just became a member you found this challenge, found my comment then comment on me just me. You don't even a participant of the challenge. strange , isn't iv

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  • Fredrick

    Fredrick almost 2 years ago

    Hmmm..... yes.......strange....

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