Fofana, Mustapha S
The primary objective of this Major Qualifying Project is to design and manufacture a pool side rowing device for the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Crew Team. The poolside rowing device is a mechanism for achieving balance during rowing. Balance with respect to rowing, requires the rower to accelerate the boat without disrupting its natural motion. In fabricating this rowing device, critical issues such as (i) pool constraints, (ii) ergonomic needs, (iii) standard crew scull layout and (iv) inherent boat instability are accounted for. A prototype is developed by using the machine shop facilities in Higgins and Washburn laboratories. The rowing device will provide the WPI Crew Team the opportunity to practice competitive techniques at minimum cost.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Humanities and Arts
Major Qualifying Project
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