Design of Efficycle - Human Powered Hybrid Tricycle with inbuilt Programmable Position Control Gear Shifter using Stepper Motor
|International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)||
|© 2015 by IJETT Journal|
|Year of Publication : 2015|
|Authors : Upendra S. Gupta , Sumit Chandak , Devashish Dixit
|DOI : 10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V19P225|
Upendra S. Gupta , Sumit Chandak , Devashish Dixit "Design of Efficycle - Human Powered Hybrid Tricycle with inbuilt Programmable Position Control Gear Shifter using Stepper Motor ", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V19(3), 145-149 Jan 2015. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group
This paper provides in-detail description of the design considerations, analysis and mathematical data involved in the design of a hybrid tri-cycle. The tri-cycle is powered by two humans simultaneously and also by a 373 Watt Geared PMDC. It is an eco friendly human powered vehicle with a compounded electric drive system. The focus has been laid on the simplicity of design, high performance, easy maintenance and safety at very reasonable prices .Most of the components have been chosen keeping in mind the easy availability and reliability. According to recognition of customer’s need we are going to design a vehicle which is ergonomic, aerodynamic, highly engineered and easily manufactured. The tadpole type of trike has two wheels in the front and one wheel in the rear. A Tadpole trike’s front-end exhibits less acceleration than the rear end when turning. This allows the trike to negotiate corners at great speed and stability. The concept used in the innovation is programmable position control of gear shifter using stepper motors. Position of motors is controlled with respect to speed by programming which in turn controls the position of gear shifter. This technology is used in robotics & position controlling of robotic arms. It has got a wide scope in automotive industry as it reduces the efforts of driver & provides more automatic control of the vehicle. Hence it makes the vehicle more efficient. Human powered hybrid vehicle present the new milestone in the realm of “Green Technology”.
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Efficycle, pollution, hybrid, mechanical, green Technology.