The wait is over, meet the Eagle Works Summer 2018 Interns. After a few weeks of a well-deserved rest and relaxation a select few of the Eagle Works Team members are back in the shop working on the project for the summer. In the photo from left to right are Mason McKovich, Phil Elterman, Robbie Konieczny, Zach Griswold, and Sean Rager. This group is looking forward to a lot of milestones this summer. Good luck!
Eagle Works spent today at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott Campus along with Prescott Electric Vehicle Association (PEVA) and the Phoenix Electric Auto Association at the Sci-Tech festival. Tesla's, Volts, and our high-speed electric vehicle, there is a lot of energy over here at Embry-Riddle!
To build this car it takes a team and that team needs excellent leadership. Have a chat with our preseident, Reece Ticotin.
The Eagle Works Team is proud to announce that two of their members were recognized at Embry-Riddle Prescott's Women of Excellence Banquet this past Thursday evening. Julia Mihaylov received The Outstanding Woman of the College of Engineering Award and Maelee DeVries a prestigious scholarship. Both of these amazing ladies give their all on and off the Team.
Beyond Julia's duties to Eagle Works as the telemetry lead, cooling lead and Team secretary, she serves as the Editor in Chief for Horizons, the ERAU Prescott newspaper. The list of responsibilities does not stop there for Julia as she maintains a high GPA, has worked with JPL on a coding research project and is an active member of Alpha Xi Delta.
Maelee pours hours into the E-2 car's battery system, but the interesting thing is that she is actually a forensic biology major. The Team is lucky that Maelee has a fascination with engineering. Outside of Eagle Works MaeLee works on Project Pengyou, an organization that promotes cross cultural relationships. As a freshman she has been offered teaching assistant positions within ERAU Prescott's chemistry department.
Thank you ladies for all you do for the Eagle Works Team and congratulations on your incredible achievements!
Eagle Works Advanced Vehicle Lab is committed to one goal: pushing the limits of engineering. We have chosen to do so by breaking an E2 class electric land speed record, a record that has not been touched since the 90's. We have been working tirelessly since the beginning of the project in 2014, putting in hundreds of man-hours each week. Some members even dedicate their entire summers to working on the project. But projects like these take time, and since we are a student-run organization, time is not something we have an excess of.
Eagle Works was dedicated to breaking the E2 record this summer at Bonneville Speed Week. This is the time-frame we had advertised to the public, and the time-frame we had told Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Our members have put their hearts and souls into this team, and up until a few months ago, this goal was still realistic. But since we are all students, school always comes first, as Eagle Works is a completely extra-curricular organization. We want our members to succeed in every aspect of their lives, especially in academics, but we also want to create a product we are can look at and be proud of. This means we do not want to cut corners to deliver a product before it is truly ready.
With that being said, I would like to formally announce to everyone who is following the project that we will be pushing our record attempt date up until the Summer of 2019. This will give us a year to finish integration and validation of all systems, and give us even more time to perfect the car even more than we are already shooting for.
Thank you to everyone for all of your continued support, and we look forward to chasing this dream with all of you by our side.
Keep the Rubber Side Down,
President, Eagle Works Advanced Vehicle Lab
Eagle Works would once again like to thank everyone who donated to the team's crowdfunding page over the past month. We finished our campaign with $4,250, and appreciate all of your generous donations and support.
Thank you so much to our generous sponsor, ANSYS, for sharing our project on their blog! Huge thank you also to our Director of Fabrication, Chris Raatz, for writing this post. Feel free to check out their blog post here ---> https://www.ansys-blog.com/embry-riddle-students-crowdfund…/
The Eagle Works Team had an opportunity to document their story like never before in their history. Click on the video to learn about the E-2 land speed vehicle project and how you can help make this dream a reality.
Thank you, NGN Pictures, for your time and helping make this video a possibility
Eagle Works is excited to announce that our crowdfunding page is now live! Support us in our effort to break the E-2 land speed record for electric vehicles. Thank you to all of our current sponsors and donors for helping lead the future in clean technology. Eagle Works appreciates your continued support and enthusiasm for this incredible project. Our crowdfunding page can be accessed at the link below or the donate button on our Facebook page!
Stay tuned Eagle Works fans and followers as we anticipate the final aeroshell design. This key component of the car not only protects the internal systems of the car but it is also critical for stability at high speeds. The aerodynamics team has been hard at work refining and optimizing the model. We look forward to the final product!
We would also like to thank ANSYS for all the help they have given us to do analysis on not only this crucial component but many others as well.
With 70% of the car components modeled in CAD, the team dedicated Saturday toward finishing and refining models.
A recently finished CAD model is the completely assembled battery cell with new CCA connectors. Explosively Welded Copper Clad Aluminum connectors (CCA) will connect to the battery cells of the car, allowing a flow of energy through the batteries and powering the vehicle. The CAD models below are essential to the success of the car as they are critical components in the movement of the vehicle. The CCA creates a set of series and parallel connections in the cells, resulting in higher voltage and amperage respectively. The more of both connections that exist, the more power the batteries can distribute and therefore the more energy available for the car.
Below are CAD models for the CCA and battery cell designed by Johnathan Crossley. The third picture is a manufactured CCA.