Mapping and analyses of the process for auto-rickshaw manufacturing
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Nowadays, many auto-rickshaws used in India are similar in design of the Piaggio Ape C from 1956, based on the Vespa. There are millions of people in need of a low priced and efficient means of transportation. A huge market for these auto-rickshaws exist in India because the population there is over 1,2 billion people. This thesis aims to continue the development of the vehicle platform for a new hybrid auto-rickshaw that is more environmentally friendly and better suited for its users. The goals for this hybrid auto-rickshaw are improving vehicle handling, impact safety, passenger and driver ergonomics. The thesis is focused in the analysis of the available manufacturing processes, in order to propose efficient and economical production methods for the monocoque chassis of the auto-rickshaw. The conceptual design of the hybrid auto-rickshaw has been improved due to the study and analysis of different manufacturing methods. The studies carried out shows which are the most feasible designs for production of each part.The revised structure of the chassis and the manufacturing techniques proposed are used to estimate the cost of the whole vehicle. The estimation of costs gives an idea of the final price of the vehicle, in order to evaluate the economical viability of this project.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 63 p.
Technology, auto-rickshaw manufacturing
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-46038Local ID: 3aff9f18-a614-4ed8-9290-d43f791c00e0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-46038DiVA: diva2:1019347
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Mechanical Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20121211 (global_studentproject_submitter)2016-10-042016-10-04Bibliographically approved