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Olympian Erin Hamlin (left) and Duncan Kennedy of the United States Luge Association work with Professor Doug Bohl, grad student Brian Heckendorf, and Professor Brian Helenbrook on sizing a sled so that they can model it electronically, and then manufacture it.  Photo: Clarkson University
Olympian Erin Hamlin (left) and Duncan Kennedy of the United States Luge Association work with Professor Doug Bohl, grad student Brian Heckendorf, and Professor Brian Helenbrook on sizing a sled so that they can model it electronically, and then manufacture it. Photo: Clarkson University

Clarkson engineers designing a faster luge sled

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The Sochi winter Olympics have wrapped up, but Clarkson University researchers are already working on the 2018 Winter Games: Mechanical engineering professor Doug Bohl uses computer models and wind tunnels to build a faster, more comfortable sled for American lugers.

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Mechanical engineering professor Doug Bohl runs a test of the luge sled in a wind tunnel at Clarkson University.  Photo:  Clarkson University Doug Bohl explains the parts of a luge sled in his lab at Clarkson.  The sled he's holding is being used as a model to help build one that's faster and more comfortable.  Photo: Todd Moe

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