Sustainable materials for a waterbike Department MTT Keywords Sustainable materials, waterbike, maritime Introduction Delft Waterbike Technology, a foundation which is part of the study association of maritime engineering, is focussed on the design and construction of, as well as competition with waterbikes. The recent focus of the maritime industry on a sustainable future has motivated Delft Waterbike Technology to aim for a design which is compatible with those ideas. This Bachelor Research Project should aim to look for sustainable materials and define their use in waterbikes. Main question What sustainable materials can be used for the construction of waterbikes and how can they be implemented? Method From the main question, some fields of attention can be defined. 1. 2. 3. 4.
Definition of sustainable materials Usage of materials in a waterbike Case study of a material in a waterbike Design aspects
The first field of attention can be seen as a literature research, to define what a sustainable material is. It should list examples of sustainable materials and their current use. Then, the different materials that are used in a waterbike are examined, with a typical location for those materials. Delft Waterbike Technology has several waterbikes which can be examined and used for a case study, for instance to replace one of the parts or measure stresses. From the case study design aspects can be deduced, which are special measures that have to be taken in order to successfully implement the material. Remarks The combination of knowledge of materials, mechanics and ship design makes this project an excellent project for martime engineering students.