FRS 106: Art and Science of Motorcycle Design STL
A course offered from 2009- present.
Richard L. Smith Freshman Seminar.
This is a hands-on seminar and laboratory experience about the engineering design of motorcycles. Students will restore a vintage Triumph motorcycle and will compare it to previous restorations of the same make and model of motorcycle from other years (1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1962, 1963, and 1964). No previous shop or laboratory experience is necessary, and we welcome liberal arts students as well as engineering students. MAE Technical Staff Member Jon Prevost will assist Professor Littman in laboratory.
Students will examine, disassemble, model, test, and rebuild a vintage motorcycle. All motorcycle subsystems will be considered with special attention to the power, structural, and control subsystems. Classic and modern engineering tools to be used include computer-aided design (CAD) software for the documentation and prototyping of engine parts, engine simulation software for understanding factors affecting engine performance, and engine brake dynamometer for determination of engine power and torque. Students will assess and restore motorcycle components. Precise measurement, repair, and redesign (where appropriate) of key parts will include the restoration of cylinder, piston, head, cam, valves, transmission, brakes, fork, oil system, clutch and chain. Students will also inspect and restore all electrical system components as needed and disassemble, clean, repaint, and restore the frame and suspension.
AY 2021 – 2022
’60 Tiger Cub
’63-2 Tiger Cub
’58 Tiger Cub
’65 Tiger Cub
’57 Tiger Cub
’59 Tiger Cub
’64 Tiger Cub
’63 Tiger Cub
’62 Tiger Cub
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