Show simple item record Zuhair, MSM 2011-03-28T08:42:36Z 2011-03-28T08:42:36Z 3/28/2011
dc.description A Thesis submitted to the Department of Mechanical Engineering for the Degree of Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Systems Engineering en_US
dc.description.abstract Transportation has become one of the key issues currently we face in Sri Lanka. Situation has become more complex with soaring fuel price, further petroleum fuel powered vehicle causes enormous environmental problems particularly in urban areas. On the other hand being a poor nation. Automobile is a luxury for the average person. Therefore the use of Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) for day to day transportation becomes worth investigation and promotion./ The simplest and oldest HPV, Pedal-cycle {Push bike) is being widely used both in village and urban areas for their day-to-day work especially for short distance traveling. However this has several drawbacks, some of which are (1).Rider is not protected from sun and rain. (2). encounters poor balancing while moving (3) Rider often ends up with severe injuries during an accidents. (4) Danger is more compared with other motor vehicles due to very high direct impact. (5). Dike is not being in fashion in Sri Lank particularly among our younger generation. In countries like in Bangladesh "Rickshaw" is very popular in city areas for transporting goods and people particularly for short distances. A survey in Dhaka showed rickshaw takes the highest share, accounting for 35 percent. This is in spite that the design of these machines are with no regard to ''Ergonomic" aspects. A proper Ergonomically designed human powered vehicle will be not only to work efficiently, but also to reduce the rider fatigue. Accordingly a novel HPV, a pedal car, was designed taking in to consideration ergonomic aspects and other features. One embodiment was fabricated, tested and exhibited attracting strong interest from public. This article deals with the development of Ergonomic aspects of the Pedal Car. en_US
dc.format.extent ix, 85, [7]p. : ill., col. photos., tables en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject PEDAL CAR-DESIGNING ; en_US
dc.title Ergonomic aspects in designing pedal car en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US MEng en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Mechanical Engineering en_US 2006-07 2006-07
dc.identifier.accno 87887 en_US

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