Aerovelo, a company founded by and largely composed of HPVDT alumni, has been our partner team through the development of the Eta Prime speedbike. This project was only possible using Aerovelo’s Eta speedbike design as a starting point. Aerovelo further enabled the success of our team by generously assisting HPVDT with the purchase of a CNC carving machine in 2014. This advanced tool forms the core of our mold-making workflow, and we could never have purchased it without Aerovelo. Beyond their extensive tangible contributions, Aerovelo has inspired every member of our team with their top-notch engineering and spectacular human-powered accomplishments.
Advanced engineering projects require accurate simulation to evaluate design choices before manufacturing. Since 2016, Altair has provided our team with top-of-the line simulation and optimization software that we’ve used to improve our aerodynamic designs and composite structures. Their support has allowed us to perform faster and more detailed simulations than ever before, as well as to optimize our designs in ways that would be impractical to attempt manually.
Pratt & Whitney Canada, one of the world’s leading aerospace companies, has generously helped to fund the team’s operations since our very first project. Their support has improved the education of many engineers and researchers in aerospace applications. The contributions of P&WC are primarily used to purchase materials and components.
The University of Toronto Engineering Society (EngSoc) is the student union of all engineering students at U of T. EngSoc, through its subsidiary the Design Team Association (DTA), manages and allocates the team's workspaces at 256 McCaul and MCEIE, and provides an annual tuition levy that comprises a large portion of team funding.
Since 2018, ANSYS has provided our team with simulation software used to optimize vehicels like Zephyr, and the fastest tandem bike in the world, Titan. We use ANSYS for projects that require advanced CFD.
Cervelo supplied a variety of high quality bicycle components for use on Zephyr and the 2020 ASME project
Plasterform has donated large-format CNC machining services for several of our projects, including Bluenose, Valkyrie, and Eta Prime.
PMG Technologies allowed HPVDT to use their largest test track for the initial roadworthiness tests of our Eta Prime speedbike.
Solidworks annually provides our team with design software licenses; we use SolidWorks for the majority of our CAD models.
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