Archive for Senior Design projects

Madi Abeid: Young Girl Writes Profound Article on Propeller Guard Issues

Madi Abeid published, “Boat Propeller Guards: A Smart Choice” in a March 18, 2013 special issue of the Cape Cod Times. She was drawn to the topic after her sister was struck by a boat propeller in July 2012. Madi notes that if a guard had been installed her sister would not have spent most […]

Modeling Boat Motor Log Strikes – A Senior Design Project

The boating industry has long been aware that marine drives can strike submerged or floating obstacles. In the early days they conducted on water log strike tests. In more recent times, some have moved to dry land impact tests (log strike test stands), and even considered virtual log strike tests (computer simulated log strike tests). […]

Call for Student Propeller Safety Project Sponsors

We have seen some great student propeller safety research projects through the years. In an effort to encourage more college students to consider propeller safety projects for Senior Design Projects, Project Classes, Senior Thesis, Capstone Projects, and Thesis, we created a post to attract them, Research Projects for Senior Design Classes, Masters Thesis Projects, & […]

Propeller Guard CFD: Oliver Lee Thesis

Propeller Guard Design: An Investigation Using CFD. Oliver Lee. University of Sydney (Australia). November 2011. We are thrilled to welcome this Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis of propeller guards into the library of academic research studies on propeller guards by college students around the world. We also proud to have been a small part of […]

Cushioned Propeller Guard – Senior Design Project

Marine drive companies have long employed damping / cushioning technologies to protect marine drives, most typically trim cylinder log strike systems that allow the drive to swing back, up, and over underwater obstacles. Recent years have brought several through hull drives to the market, most prominently Volvo Penta’s IPS, and Brunswick’s / Cummins Mercruiser Diesel […]

Estimating the Total Number of Propeller Accidents: A Senior Design Project

Safety professionals turn to the U.S. Coast Guard Boating Accident Reports Database (BARD) to find the total number of recreational boat propeller accidents reported to USCG. USCG acknowledges some propeller accidents go unreported. The boating industry claims the more severe an accident it is, the more likely it is to be reported, propeller accidents are […]

Moving Propeller Alert System – Self Contained, Economical Version – Senior Design Project

This design project is a self contained, self powered, warning module that lights or blinks LED lights off the stern when the outboard or stern drive engine is running to warn people in the water to stay out of the propeller danger area. Earlier today (30 November 2011) we posted coverage of Mercury Marine’s new […]

Research Projects for Senior Design Classes, Masters Thesis Projects, Industrial Design & Other Researchers

Most college students in engineering and design take one or more design project classes, often a Senior Capstone Design Projects Class, in which they work individually or as teams to develop solutions to problems. We are trying to tap this resource and encourage students to consider selecting design projects related to propeller safety. More student […]