Joseph Herring

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Honors Thesis


Over 50% of the carbon monoxide, and 25% of the harmful hydrocarbons released into the air in 2013 were attributed to transportation. It is clear that the automobile industry is entering a new paradigm as resources are increasingly spent towards developing electric vehicles as a sustainable transportation source. NextGen Drive is a team of senior Mechanical Engineering students working with Dr. Yawen Wang in the Mechanical Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington to research and develop the design of an integrated in-wheel electric motor powertrain solution for an electric vehicle that offers increased energy efficiency, delivers superior vehicle performance, and improved safety, over traditional automobiles. Some of the primary deliverables for this project include a technical data package of complete engineering drawings, as well as topology optimization for strength-to-weight ratio, and the 3D printing of a prototype.

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