Paper Car Crash Design Challenge 2023
The paper car crash design challenge is an annual event that has been running for more than a decade. The purpose of the challenge is to use paper models to simulate a variety of car crash scenarios. The challenge was created to teach students about the physics and engineering behind car crashes, as well as to get them thinking about safety and protection in car design.
How it works
The challenge involves creating a paper model of a car and then putting it through a series of tests. The tests range from low speed collisions to high speed impacts and the challenge is to create a car that can withstand the forces of the crash. The cars are judged on their design, strength and performance in the tests.
The 2023 Challenge
The 2023 paper car crash design challenge will focus on the development of safer, more efficient and environmentally friendly car designs. The challenge will be split into two parts: the design phase and the testing phase. During the design phase, teams will be given a set of materials and instructions to create their paper car. During the testing phase, the cars will be put through a variety of crash tests to determine their performance.
To compete in the challenge, teams must create a car that meets the following criteria:
- The car must be made entirely of paper;
- The car must be designed to withstand a variety of crash forces;
- The car must be designed to be as efficient and environmentally friendly as possible;
- The car must be designed to protect the driver and passengers in the event of a crash;
- The car must be designed to meet the challenge criteria.
The winning team will receive a cash prize and the recognition of having designed the safest paper car in the competition. The winning design will also be showcased at the 2023 World Car Crash Conference.
How to enter
The paper car crash design challenge is open to anyone who is interested in designing a paper car. Teams must register online and submit their design for review. Teams must also submit a report detailing their design process and the results of their crash tests.
The deadline for submitting designs is October 1, 2023. Teams that submit their designs by this date will be eligible for the cash prize and recognition.
The paper car crash design challenge is a great opportunity to learn about car safety, design and engineering. If you are interested in participating, sign up today and start designing your paper car.