Monash Human Power

Who we are

Monash Human Power is a student-led engineering team from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Since 2015 we have been designing, manufacturing, and racing fully-faired human-powered vehicles (HPV) to push the limits of human speed.

Our Mission

Our team is aiming to break the Australian HPV F200 land speed record of 94.6km/h. This year marks our largest recruitment to date, bringing our team up to 60 interdisciplinary students. We take pride in developing industry-ready graduates through our collaborative design and manufacturing process. We believe that HPV provides a relevant and immersive framework for learning STEM and we use this framework to promote sustainability in schools.

The Competition

The World Human Powered Speed Challenge takes place annually at Battle Mountain, Nevada. Teams from around the world gather on State Route 305 in a quest to break the human-powered land speed record. The current world record in this competition is 144 km/h.

Outreach

Monash Human Power is proud to offer a robust schools program that is tailored to the 'Science as a human endeavour' Level 9 and 10 Science achievement standards of the Victorian Curriculum. We hope to inspire a passion for STEM and sustainability in your students. We also run workshops for schools competing in the Victorian HPV Super Series and help to facilitate wind tunnel testing of their vehicles.

Subteams

Aerodynamics

Responsible for the design and testing of the external shell (fairing) and other aerodynamic components of the bike.

Corporate

Works behind the scenes to support the technical side of the team by coordinating marketing, events, and sponsorship.

Chassis & Drive-train

Responsible for the design and manufacture of the chassis and all other mechanical components of the vehicle.

Electrical

Responsible for the camera, internal display and the recording of data.

Materials

Responsible for the prototyping and manufacture of the fairing.

Rider Development

Focuses on maximising the performance of our riders.

Sponsors

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