As part of an
independent research project under the tutelage of Professor Andrew
Ruina of the Human-Power Laboratory at Cornell University, I developed
a computer simulation to imitate the motion, forces, and powers
produced by an eight-person crew team in a competition boat race. My
simulation was then used in order to study human-powered rowing.
simulation, I used dynamics and kinematics to create various models of
the rowing process, and then compared human power consumption and speed
for the various rowing techniques.
Click here to go to the Cornell
Human-Power Lab Web Site.