Design of Multifunctional Cycle Frame

Kamdar, Obaid Ishrat (2018) Design of Multifunctional Cycle Frame. [USQ Project]


Liveability of a country can be defined by the measure of its environmental quality and wellbeing of its inhabitants. Greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel reliant transport systems and rising obesity levels are two prime factors that pose a threat to the quality of life in Australia. To minimize transport impacts, Australian Bureau of Statistics recommends greater utilization of public transport and maximising vehicle occupancy rates to reduce the total kilometres travelled by vehicles. Despite increasing fuel prices and congestion, this preposition is difficult to implement due to a high dependence on private cars. A practical solution is to integrate active transportation in daily travel.

This project aims to contemplate the hazardous effects of transport, in combination with the obesity epidemic in Australia by introducing a multifunctional frame design that adheres to the requirements of Australian commuters and encourages active transportation.

This paper reviews the current cycle market to recognise the general cycling trend in Australia. The market evaluation also formed the bench mark for the design solution by identifying shortcomings in current systems. Subsequently, Literature was reviewed to understand fundamentals of frame design and establish design requirements.

Based on the data collected, two concept designs were conceived for approval. The selected design concept was then modelled in 3 D. A thorough material selection process was conducted to determine the appropriate materials for the frame. Lastly, the design was analysed via Finite element analysis to identify areas for optimization as well as any defects.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Supervisors: Malpress, Ray
Qualification: Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2022 23:46
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2023 01:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: Greenhouse gas emissions; transportation

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