Presenter Information

Richard R. Pardun


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Aerospace Engineering

Research Advisor

Isaac, Kakkattukuzhy M.

Advisor's Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


The purpose of this research project is to design the shape of a fully road worthy vehicle operating under nothing but the power of the sun. This vehicle was to meet all racing regulations of The Sunrayce and the World Solar Challenge. Because of the specific use of this vehicle, this project provides a chance to explore the aerodynamically ideal vehicle. Little attention has to be paid to practicality. The result is a very streamlined, highly aerodynamically efficient car, that is still stable and safe.

Document Type


Presentation Date

29 Jan 1993