Student projects

Hydrocontest, an international student project
From July 24th to 31st, 250 students out of 24 teams were to imagine, realise and steer an innovative boat. As an outsider, Centrale Nantes HYDROcontest has succeeded. The choice of betting on an entirely carbon and epoxy resin (both ultra light and resistant composite materials) made prototype was rewarded.

New projects for the 2017 edition
This first victory with the light boat is full of promises. The team is already working on the development of carbon foils that will allow the boat to "fly" on the water, thus significantly increasing its performance in view of the 2017 competition.
Centrale Nantes Saidrone, an association of some fifteen students from Centrale Nantes, has a rather crazy objective: to have a sailing boat crossing the Atlantic in complete autonomy!
The challenge is that of the international Microtransat challenge, launched 10 years ago and still not taken up. The team has been working on the realization of this challenge for two years now and is moving towards the ultimate consecration of the project, the crossing of the Atlantic!

To prepare their drone for the crossing in full autonomy, Centrale Nantes Saildrone team carried out tests on lake and basin. Everything went smoothly. The tests carried out are conclusive: the boat follows the trajectory dictated by the computer and the energy production by the solar panel is in line with the expectations of the team.
A final goal: to be the first to make the final crossing, scheduled for June 2017!
Solar Decathlon
Alongside ensa Nantes, the Ecole du Bois, Audencia and other institutions of higher education in Nantes, Centrale Nantes participated in 2014 in the competition named "Solar Decathlon Europe". It is an international competition of architecture, design, urbanism and engineering open to university teams. Each team presents its energy-efficient house, and all projects are evaluated through various tests: architecture, engineering, energy balance, innovation and communication.
Published on March 27, 2017 Updated on March 27, 2017