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Design and Analysis of Puncture Assistant Device (PAD)
Objectives: Two wheeler riders find themselves in distress whenever there is a puncture for want of locating the closest puncture/tire repair shop. A device is required which a rider can use to place under the two wheeler and conveniently drag it to the nearest puncture shop. Methods: The apparatus consists of a simple trolley which can bear the weight of the motorcycle and the rider and can rigidly move without slipping out from the cradle of the trolley. The trolley and cradle has been designed using Mechanical Design principles and FEM analysis and validated by testing. Tribological considerations have been used from the state of art to set a low pulling load for driver. We have optimized the weight and configuration of the device and have reduced the effort required to drag the vehicle to the smallest possible value. Findings/Statistical Analysis: In AUTO sector, motorcycle’s users are increasing day by day. According to industrial body SIAM Indian Twowheeler market is expected to double every four years till 2020.So demand of customers in term of ergonomics, aesthetics and efficient engine are also increasing. Customer expects that vehicle which they purchase should be resistance to all type of failure or company should provide easy solution whenever they get any problem in their vehicle. In other words human factor involved while handling sick vehicle should be very ergonomic. Applications/Improvements: Customer getting punctured tire or flat tire in their vehicle is serious condition which disturbs their mind, brings anxiety and health issue if they are forced to pull punctured vehicle. When a punctured vehicle is dragged the tire also gets damaged. Puncture Assistant Device is unique concept for helping driver to pull vehicle easily to punctured shop.
Assistant, Health, Human Factor, Punctured Tire, Trolley, Two Wheeler
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