Project in Design of a Chemical Car

Team: Chem-E-Car Design Team

Program: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

The main objective of ChemE Car is to design and construct a car (roughly the size of a shoe box) that propels itself on a chemical reaction, stops itself on a chemical reaction, or both. The car must have the power to travel a specified distance and the versatility to hold different weights. The construction of each vehicle involves tying together principles from not only chemical engineering, but also the electrical, mechanical and bioengineering fields. Creating a reliable and accurate car requires close attention to detail from conception of ideas to construction and ultimately the collection and analysis of data.

Here are two photos of our car. One with the propulsion mechanism (right) and one with the stopping mechanism (left).

Demonstration of our car moving and stopping. As well as a short powerpoint presentation on our mechanisms.