2.980 Head of the Zesiger Cardboard Boat Regatta


Class Info

Students work in teams to design and construct a boat from cardboard and paper tape that is able travel 50-100 yards. Topics covered include historical boat design concepts, hydrodynamic and hydrostatic principles, propulsion systems, and maneuverability. Also covers variables that affect boat design, including volume, weight distribution, stability, static trim and heeling angle, and hull shape. Concludes with a final competition in the Zesiger Center Pool. Entry fee. Limited to 40.

This class has no prerequisites.

2.980 will not be offered this semester.

This class counts for a total of 3 credits.

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