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Team 107 was tasked with developing an aerodynamic bike frame for triathlon use from the ground up. The sponsor of the team was Celilo Cycles, a wood composite bike frame manufacturer based in Corvallis Oregon, and led by Scott Campbell, an Oregon State professor in the manufacturing department. Celilo Cycles did not have a frame for the aerodynamic market which is why this team was put together.
To start the project the team spent considerable time researching currently available frames and creating an extensive list of concepts that were built upon identified customer requirements. The most influential requirements identified were the aerodynamic performance and the aesthetics of the frame. The frames were designed in the modeling software Siemens NX and to test the aerodynamic performance of the frames the simulation software SimScale was used.
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