College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Department
BS in Mechanical Engineering
This report provides a comprehensive description of the research, analysis and design work that The Incompressibles have completed thus far in the senior project process. This document includes all the work that The Incompressibles have completed for the team’s Preliminary Design Review (PDR), Critical Design Review (CDR), the work leading up to the 2019 FPVC competiton and the competition results. This report includes the initial research that the team completed for the fluid power competition, first iterations of designs, final iterations of designs, manufacturing results and processes, and finally testing and results from competition. With a new design for the bike frame, drivetrain, mechatronics, power decoupling and hydraulics, The Incompressibles dramatically changed Cal Poly’s fluid power bike platform in the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge. This bike was built with the direct intention of getting first place at this year’s fluid powered bike challenge competition.