5 Discussion and Conclusions
5.1 Key findings
Three of the concepts that most frequently come up are forces, moments and energy.
5.2 Comparisons with other designs based on research
Our final design is similar to most designs in terms of function and its main principles. However, our car design went for a more minimalistic approach to minimise weight and inertia.
5.3 Evaluation of engineering goals
We have achieved most of our set goals very well. However, there is still room for improvement especially with the time management aspect.
5.4 Areas for improvement
Our schedules were different and there was much difficulty in trying to get everyone together. We also tried to divide and conquer but there was poor communication and this strategy could not be carried out properly.
5.5 Practical Applications
The development Aerodynamics to create more energy efficient vehicles as well as in lever systems.
5.6 Areas for further study
McCoy, K. (2010, July 29). Mousetrap cars. Retrieved 2014, February 20 from http://mesa.eng.uci.edu/Resources/Students/Mousetrap_Car_General.pdf