|Thema:||SolarCar - Lightrider|
Im Fachbereich Elektrotechnik, Maschinenbau und Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen der Hochschule Anhalt arbeiten unter der Leitung von Prof. Dr. Ulrich Eisentraut angehende Ingenieure aus den Bereichen Maschinenbau, Elektro- und Informationstechnik und Solartechnik sowie Studierende des Fachbereichs Design mit Wissenschaftlern innerhalb
A project headed by Prof Ulrich Eisentraut and located at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering of Anhalt University of Applied Sciences brings together professionals and students from various fields. Future engineers in mechanical and electronic engineering, in IT and solar technology as well as undergraduate and graduate students from the University’s Design Department collaborate with researchers from inside and outside the University.
Since 2005, the team has been working on a solar vehicle powered by high-efficiency solar cells. In terms of innovation, functionality and design, this vehicle is one of the top developments worldwide and it is the aim of everyone involved to see their product take part in the ‘World Solar Challenge’ (WSC), the world’s biggest race of solar vehicles.
Innovative solutions are not only needed when it comes to constructing and wiring up the LIGHTRIDERs solar cells, but also when choosing the right materials and manufacturing technique for the outer casing. The vehicle’s novel design is meant to appeal to the public and at the same time meet what is required with regards to aerodynamics, thermodynamics and structural mechanics.
After four years of planning and constructing, this solely solar-cell powered vehicle is now at a stage where it can move independently.
Students have been working on the LIGHTRIDER by relying on rather basic means and calling upon their immense creativity and ingenuity. They have also been able to use the University’s own workshop whenever they needed to. Rather few parts required for the complex, curved shell shape or special parts needed for the chassis, frame and electronics had to be manufactured externally or bought.
For the first time this summer, the public will have the chance to see our LIGHTRIDER move being powered by nothing but the sun.
Frau Annette Scholz