Pumpkin Chunkin with Wright State University Team Ethos and SolidWorks Simulation

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Can SolidWorks Simulation be used with Pumpkins?  Engineering students from Team Ethos and Wright State University say YES! They produced this video covering 5 years of their development and design changes using SolidWorks Simulation to analyze structural members and drag of  pumpkins.  Projectile motion is cool when pumpkins are invovled.

 

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The world finals of this year’s Pumpkin Chuckin will be televised on Discovery Channel on Thursday Nov 25 after the Mythbuster Marathon.  Check you local tv listings

Fun TV for the entire family and it invovles Physics – lots of Physcis!  For SolidWorks educators, you can try out the Trebuchet Curriculum located on the SolidWorks Customer Portal  for more fun with engineering, math and science.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Marie

 

Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Director of Education & Early Engagement, SolidWorks at Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard