Ross School - Senior Project 2013

 

Student: Mamoun Nukumanu Friedrich-Grosvenor

 

Mentor: Carrie Clark

Domains: Science and Reason.

Faculty Grader: Carleton Schade

 

Documentation of Product

 

Title: Full of Hot Air

 

Since the dawn of time man has been captivated by the idea of weightlessness, of buoyancy, of drifting freely through the sky on a delicate eddy of atmosphere. I am no different. It has long remained my intimate aspiration to investigate lighter-than-air technologies, whether helium, hot air, or vacuum driven. And that is what I did/do/will do. Over the last few months I have been manufacturing and testing solar hot air balloons, fabricated out of thin black plastic, the culmination of which is two gargantuan crafts capable of lifting substantial encumbrances. 


 

 

 

 

 

Exhibition & Presentation Summary

 

Presentation: An attempt at flight, still in its early stages, executed by an individual with no prior avian experience.

Mamouns PowerPoint

Works Consulted

 

"Black Poly Mulching Film - 1 Mil Embossed (4'x4000')." Black Poly Mulching Film - 1 Mil Embossed (4'x4000'). N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Feb. 2013.

<http://www.groworganic.com/black-poly-mulching-film-1-mil-embossed-4-x4000.html>.

 

"Solar Hot Air Balloon." Solar Hot Air Balloon. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Feb. 2013. <http://ballonsolaire.pagesperso-orange.fr/en-index.htm>.

 

"VB03.jpg Picture by Coreview2 - Photobucket." Photobucket. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Feb. 2013. <http://s113.beta.photobucket.com/user/coreview2/media/VB03.jpg.html>.

 

"Weight of Air & Model Hot Air Balloon Lift." Weight of Air & Model Hot Air Balloon Lift. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Feb. 2013. <http://www.overflite.com/thermo.html>.