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Commuter Bus Vertical Rear Bike Rack. Design Project Management Final Presentation Zachary Kirsch 15 November 2012. Project Motivation. Industrial design student James Paulius Incorporating cycling and public transportation

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commuter bus vertical rear bike rack

Commuter Bus Vertical Rear Bike Rack

Design Project Management

Final Presentation

Zachary Kirsch

15 November 2012

project motivation
Project Motivation
  • Industrial design student James Paulius
  • Incorporating cycling and public transportation
  • Need: To have additional accommodations for cyclists to store their bicycles while riding on public transportation buses
project description
Project Description
  • Design and implement a bicycle rack that can be mounted to the currently unused space on the rear of a commuter bus
  • This rack can supplement the current rack mounted on the front of a bus
  • This rack can be retrofitted onto currently running buses
project goals and scope
Project Goals and Scope
  • Proof of concept
  • Rack deliverable
    • (1) Arm unit
    • Associated controls
    • Mirror vision system
  • Additional deliverable
    • Mounting stand
  • Testing
    • All deliverables will be tested to demonstrate their proper functioning
budget
Budget
  • The budget request for completing this project will be $600
desired staffing
Desired Staffing
  • Electrical Engineer (2)
    • Communication
    • Control panel
    • Feedback systems
    • Motor and power source sizing and selection
  • Mechanical Engineer (2)
    • Rack
    • Mounting system
    • Fatigue and stress analysis
    • Material selection
additional support
Additional Support
  • Faculty champion
    • None
    • Contacted Dr. W. Walter (ME) and Dr. F. Sahin (EE)
  • Customer
    • None
    • Was informed that Mr. J. Schull would act as our customer
    • He is unwilling to do so, but is willing to help establish a contact at RGRTA for this position
feasibility analysis
Feasibility Analysis
  • Motor sizing
    • Motor must be powerful enough to lift the arm with bicycle attached
  • Suitable motor
    • McMaster P/N 6470k72
    • 1/17 hp. DC gearmotor
  • Arm stress
    • The stresses seen by the arm cannot exceed the arm material’s yield strength
  • Suitable material
    • McMaster P/N 8457k27
    • 0.5” OD stainless steel tube
summary
Summary
  • Commuter Bus Vertical Rear Bike Rack
  • MSD 1: 2012-2
  • MSD 2: 2012-3
  • Zachary Kirsch