A Human Powered Vehicle can be described as a highly engineered vehicle that may be used on land, in the water, or in the air. Some land-based HPVs have achieved speeds over 80mph.
The primary focus of the HPV development is the creativity and elegance of the design, including practicality, ease of use, and safety. Many areas of engineering problem-solving are addressed: from machining and material science to stress analysis and fluid dynamics.
Cal State University Northridge
Attn: Dr. Robert Ryan
CSUN Foundation: HPV Team
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8348
Dr. Robert Ryan
Office (818) 677-4555
ASME 2010 Human Power Vehicle Challenge
California State University, Northridge
April 23 - 25, 2010