University of Tulsa mechanical engineering seniors recently participated in the annual SAE Aero Design Competition in Van Nuys, California. The TU team designed and built a scale model airplane to compete in the heavy lift division of the Society of Automotive Engineers event. The team conducted calculations to determine how much weight the plane could carry before performing flight demonstrations in California. TU was awarded second place out of 37 teams in the oral presentation category and fourth place for its written report.
Team members included Fahad Ansari, Jarrod Braun, Garrett Carson, Hossam Dawood, Glenn Lane, Ryan Ogilvie, Kelly Shelts and Duy Van.