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Educational Aspects of the Solar Splash Regatta OPEN ACCESS

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Jeffrey H. Morehouse

Mechanical Engineering Department, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208e-mail: more@engr.sc.edu

J. Sol. Energy Eng 123(1), 53-56 (Dec 01, 2000) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1345845 History: Received December 01, 2000; Revised December 01, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
Topics: Solar energy , Teams , Boats
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References

Ettenheim, G. P., Jr., 1996, “A Brief History of the Solar Splash,” Solar Engineering 1996—Proc. Int. Solar Energy Conf., San Antonio TX, April 1996, pp. 195–197.
Tsukamoto, Y., Uemura, K., Takayama, M., Aoyama, S., Hakozaki, Y., Tamamura, M., Masuyama, Y., Shimada, Y., Takatsuki, H., and Yamada, A., 1996, “Design, Development, and Construction of a Solar Boat at the Kanazawa Institute of Technology,” Solar Engineering 1996—Proc. Int. Solar Energy Conf., San Antonio TX, April 1996, pp. 215–227.
Morehouse, J., Gibson, M., Gleaton, B., Odom, L., and Skinner, G., 1996, “Design Course Content and Student Experiences with a Solar/Electric Boat Project,” Solar Engineering 1996—Proc. Int. Solar Energy Conf., San Antonio TX, April 1996, pp. 229–236.
Reid, R., and Hoeppner, B., 1996, “Marquette University’s Solar Eagle/Mirage Solar Powered Racing Boats,” Solar Engineering 1996—Proc. Int. Solar Energy Conf., San Antonio TX, April 1996, pp. 207–213.
Cutler, B., Hubbard, A. Morrell, S., and Sietsema, R., 1997, “Grand Valley State University Electric Racing Team Organization and Solar boat Design,” Solar Engineering 1997—Proc. Int. Solar Energy Conf., Washington DC, April 1997, pp. 335–339.
Rules of Solar Splash 2000, Advanced Energy Competitions, Inc., 403 N. Agassiz St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001. (Also on Internet at: www.solarsplash.com)
Foss, K., and Ellis, J., 1997, “Design, Construction, and Testing of an Officially Outstanding Solar System,” Solar Engineering 1997—Proc. Int. Solar Energy Conf., Washington DC, April 1997, pp. 341–348.

Figures

Grahic Jump Location
Three of the 1999 boats line up for the Endurance race. Note the variation in design, with the top boat optimized for the Sprint race and the bottom boat for the Endurance race. However, all boats must compete in all events, thus the “compromise” hull of the middle boat.
Grahic Jump Location
The highest technology and performance has been demonstrated in Japan’s Kanazawa Institute of Technology (KIT) boat, shown here in 1999 “flying” on the hydrofoils it used in both Sprint and Endurance races. KIT has won the World Championship all 3 times it has attended (’94,’97,’99); however, other boats are approaching and beating KIT performance in several events.

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