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Team Concept Zero 2011

Mission Statement Team Concept Zero is a team of six mechanical engineers from Polytechnic Institute of NYU who are undertaking the challenge of designing and constructing a fuel efficient vehicle. This vehicle will compete in the Shell Eco-marathon against teams from all over the country to see who has created the most energy efficient vehicle. Team Concept Zero will be competing in the Urban Concept category of the competition. The rules and regulations of this category will guide the vehicle toward becoming a road ready automobile, rather than a conceptual prototype. Shell Eco Marathon Shell hosts the Eco-marathon throughout the world. Teams compete in the Americas, Asia, and Europe; but wherever the Eco-marathon is held, teams are pushed to design a vehicle that will travel the furthest using the least amount of fuel. The Shell Eco-marathon is separated into two categories: Prototype designs and Urban Concept designs. Team Concept Zero will be creating an Urban Concept, gasoline powered vehicle that will maximize its distance traveled while minimizing the gasoline consumed. Efficiency has always been a very important aspect of modern automobile design. With the current trends in energy cost and ecological awareness, it is especially important to engineer automobiles with efficiency in mind. In this way, the Shell Ecomarathons goal is of global importance. By judging vehicles on a rating of kilometers pet kilojoules, the competition represents a level playing field for vehicles independent of their propulsion systems - whether internal combustion, plug-in electric, solar, or hydrogen fuel cell. Concept Zero History In 2010, Polytechnic Institute of NYUs Team Concept Zero competed for the first time in the Shell Eco-marathon. The vehicle consisted of a chassis and body constructed entirely of carbon fiber and was propelled by a small 1.1 horsepower engine sourced from a weed trimmer. This led to the vehicle being the lightest in the Urban Concept class and obtaining a rating of 144 miles per gallon. The vehicle placed fourth overall in the competition. Now, the 2011 Team Concept Zero is Team Concept Zero 2011 2

confident that there is significant room for improvement, and has made it their goal to modify and optimize the vehicle.

Team Concept Zero plans on developing upon the foundation built by the previous Team Concept Zero. In this manner, the team can recycle as many parts as possible as a nod to the ecological theme of the competition. This will also allow the team to lower its costs and increase the time available for optimization. Team Concept Zero has a goal of 500 mpg. Last years Urban Concept class winner won with a 420.7 miles per gallon rating. With the current car achieving 144 mpg, the team is confident that 500 mpg will not be very difficult to reach with proper planning and a rigorous work schedule. At this time, our current conceptual design includes a better drive-train and transmission which will include a clutch and geartrain system (systems missing from last years 144 mpg run) allowing for higher fuel efficiency. The engineers of Team Concept Zero also plan on implementing an improved braking system in which there is a possibility for regenerative braking. Such a system will allow the car to propel itself on energy generated during braking, further decreasing its dependence on gasoline. Decreased weight and an advanced fuel monitoring system will provide enhanced accuracy in measuring fuel consumption. Whereas the existing car did place lightest in its class, there are areas for further weight-trimming. The team will perform structural computer simulations to determine the lowest weight possible while retaining a high structural rigidity.

Team Concept Zero will attempt to recycle parts from last years vehicle where possible. Current budget projections to replace or modify existing components are as follows: Item/Task: Chassis/Body restoration o Removal of all logos, grinding/weight reduction, repainting, polishing, application of all logos Engine & drivetrain components o New engine, clutch, transmission 3

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New lightweight wheels Braking components o New hoses, discs, calipers, regenerative system components such as shafts, gears, and dynamos Miscellaneous components o Mounts, shafts for steering, etc. brake fluids, battery, chain, belt, wiring, switches, spares of critical component parts

Total Cost Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000

Finish disassembly of current car Finish building CAD drawings of car and its subsystems Finish structural analysis and modifications of chassis Finish computational fluid dynamics analysis of body Place order for all needed parts Have car built and functioning Finish performing debugging trials and optimization Compete in Shell Eco-marathon!

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Team Concept Zero consists of six undergraduate seniors from NYU-Poly majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Brandon Aiese Project Schedule & Management, AutoCAD Specialist Ankurkumar Bhuva 3D CAD Modeling Jason Boccio Engine/Drivetrain Analysis, Supporting Control Systems Anton Fyodorov Engine Analysis, Weight Distribution Kaushik Mashettiwar Project Manager, Funding & Cost Management Ankur Vishwakarma Finite Element Analysis, Aesthetics

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The main source of funding for Team Concept Zero will come from generous sponsors. With your support, Team Concept Zero will be able to make our vision for an eco-friendly vehicle a reality. Below is a list of sponsorship levels from which donors may choose from. Any sponsorship amount will result in the donor to gain advertising exposure throughout the duration of the project. Sponsors will be prominently featured on the team website and on the vehicle itself. They will also be mentioned in all reports, publications, and project presentations. Sponsors will be invited to meet the team and witness the unveiling of the vehicle.
FRIENDS OF BRONZE ZERO SPONSOR Sponsorship Amount <$500 $500 SILVER SPONSOR $1,000 GOLD PLATINUM TITLE SPONSOR SPONSOR SPONSOR $2,500 $5,000 $10,000 X-LARGE ON ALL SIDES SPECIAL

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Time Warner
Time Warner Cable will focus on inspiring young people to build the STEM skills needed to become the problem solvers of tomorrow. This is the next iteration of Time Warner Cables long-standing commitment to the young people in our communities. This new initiative will connect youth to after-school opportunities that can help instill a sense of wonder and discovery in young minds. We hope this will inspire a lifelong exploration of science and technology and believe this initiative will make a meaningful, measurable difference in our communities, Nordan started as a private Indy Car effort in 1989 and then opened to the public a year later. They continue to supply numerous teams with the latest technological advances in lightweight and high quality composites. Prototyping one-offs and production runs, from fiberglass to carbon fiber, Nordan is capable of producing high quality composite components in an extremely cost effective manner. Components requiring the utmost in structural integrity are processed in our onsite Autoclave with such applications from Formula 1, Cart, World Sports Car and also including products used in the aerospace industry. For additional cost-effective applications such as those used in touring car, Pro/Amateur and vintage racing series Nordan specialized in Ambient Temperature Curing (Vacuum bagging or wet lay-up) as well.

Hexcel
Hexcel today offers a breadth and depth of products and services that is unmatched in the industry. From our worldwide manufacturing facilities we manufacture the full spectrum of advanced material solutions- this includes everything from carbonl fiber and reinforcement fabrics to pre-impregnated materials (or "prepregs") and honeycomb core, tooling materials and finished aircraft structures.Faculty and students in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering carry out research in diverse areas such as smart materials, complex dynamical systems, biomimetics, nanomaterials, energy systems, fire propagation, and bio-fluid mechanics.

Proto Labs
Proto Labs is the world's fastest source for custom CNC machined and injection molded parts. With our First Cut and Proto mold services, you get real materials, real functionality, and real value in as little as one business day.

Polytechnic Institute of New York University - Honors College

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If you have any questions regarding development or sponsorship/partnership oppuortuines, please feel free to contact us at any time. We will do our very best to accommodate and work with all of our sponsors. TeamConceptZERO.com teamconceptzero@gmail.com

Joseph Borowiec NYU-Poly Faculty Team Advisor (718) 260-3349 borowiec@poly.edu

Kaushik Mashettiwar Project Manager (609) 721-4107 kmashe01@students.poly.ewdu

For monetary donations, please make checks payable to Polytechnic Institute of NYU Mechanical Engineering with an attached note stating that it is for the Shell Eco-marathon. Please send checks to: Lorraine Bildzukewicz 6 Metrotech Center Brooklyn NY,11201 ATTN: Mechanical Engineering Dept Shell Eco Marathon For all other contributions, please send a statement expressing the retail value of the donated parts or services to the above address. We would like to thank you on behalf of Polytechnic Institute of NYU for your support and interest in Concept ZERO.

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