Aerovelo

Pushing limits of what human power can do with SOLIDWORKS® solutions.

Challenge

Invent, design, and build human-powered vehicles that push the limits of what’s possible.

Summary

Implement SOLIDWORKS Premium design/analysis and SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis software.

Results
  • Smashed human-powered bike speed record
  • Designed, built, and tested human-powered bike, helicopter, and ornithopter
  • Set four additional human-powered bike speed records
  • Blended computational results with acquired knowledge to improve aerodynamics