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
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.
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 for top 5 entries
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
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
Every single entrant receives a discounted rate to Product Innovation 2013 of $658 (a $1,309 reduction)
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.
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/