General Structured Design of HPV’s


Designing a new human-powered vehicle from scratch is both stimulating and rewarding. It may be quite challenging, and the road from idea to realization can be more convoluted than linear. A pre-established structure, or plan, for the design process can be helpful to the designer, in much the way an outline aids a writer. This chapter defines and describes a general structure for HPV design. It is a broad template, applicable to many types of human-powered vehicles. The objective is to provide an outline or plan for the design process. Each section includes a description of tasks that should be completed, followed by a brief outline, which can be used as a checklist.

General Structured Design of HPVs
Target Speeds for Tandem Bicycle
Example Vehicle Design Specification
Functional Requirements
Outline of Design Process
Topics: Design

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