FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

Side Underride Guard w/ Aerodynamic Fairing - Senior Design Fall 2010—Spring 2011

Team 11

This project is part of the year long capstone course at the FAMU—FSU College of Engineering  and is sponsored by;
 Seven Hills Engineering, LLC. of Tallahassee, FL


Welcome to the website for group 11 at the FAMU/FSU college of engineering for the spring semester of 2011. This group has three members: Kenji Petrucci, Sam Murphy, and Cody Jones. We are all seniors in mechanical engineering and have been sponsored by a local (Tallahassee, FL) engineering company - Seven Hills Engineering. We have been charged with the design, fabrication, and testing of a side under ride guard w/ aerodynamic fairing system for tractor trailers. The images below are just 2 examples of what side under ride is and its potentially deadly consequences.

Example videos of Side Underride:

Example 1—Video by Byron Bloch, Auto Safety Design, Inc.

Example 2—Video by CBS News

Side Underride Guard Test Video conducted by our sponsors at Seven Hills Engineering, LLC.