Date of Award


Document Type



Santa Clara: Santa Clara University, 2014.

First Advisor

Drazen Fabris

Second Advisor

Calvin Tzeng


This document discusses the conceptual design for the 2013-2014 Santa Clara University Human Powered Vehicle. The objective of the Santa Clara University Human Powered Vehicle team is to design and manufacture a human powered vehicle that is practical, sustainable, and efficient. Key design features include a partial body fairing, tilt and ackermann steering, and cargo space. Ultimately we had to block out the tilt steering because its operation conflicted with the Ackermann steering. This vehicle's design satisfies the primary needs of a commuter and ultimately serves as a practical alternative to an automobile. Finally, this design complies with the requirements set by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for the 2014 Human Powered Vehicle Challenge West Competition.