We are StrathWind Racing!
The society was formed in 2018 by a group of PhD students who all study at the Wind & Marine Energy Systems & Structures CDT here at Strathclyde and who all share a passion for renewable energy. Growing on our successes from last year we are hoping to bring in new students and ideas from across the university - from different backgrounds, courses and years – to help us achieve a fully working Wind Powered Vehicle by August for the international race event in The Netherlands (www.racingaeolus.online).
The challenge of this race is that the vehicle must be powered BY the wind and drive INTO the wind! Teams at previous races have reached ground-speeds of up to 114% of the wind-speed, while travelling into the wind!
Most of the team is working within wind energy research and so this is a great place to learn and apply the engineering knowledge that you will gain at university. We are also keen to get non-engineers into the team looking at sponsorship deals and budgeting as well as social-media and publicising the team.
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