Human powered vehicle (Shielded recumbent trike) – Autumn 2010

International project, made at VIA University College, Horsens (Denmark)

Design of a Human Powered Vehicle, within an international and multidisciplinary team, made of five distinct nationalities. A Polish and two French students worked on the economic and market aspects, while a Romanian girl and me worked on the technical aspects, under my responsibility.

Given total liberty about the idea and objectives of our Project, it was my decision to build on a previous project I began to develop several years earlier in the University of Málaga, in that case, a recumbent bicycle. The purpose of this new project was to develop a kind of transport which addresses several issues: to be stable and safe, easy to use and versatile, and friendly with the environment. After a research of existing products already existing in the market, and with the precious guidance and support given by our project supervisor and several other contacts we met along the way, we proceeded to the develop this original product under my responsibility. It was a beautiful experience, not only due to the technical skills acquired, but also in a personal level.

Development, design, engineering, FEM analysis and draughting was done in Autodesk Inventor. Renders and video were made in 3ds max, V-Ray and Adobe After Effects.

Final grade: Honors.

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Trigge - Triciclo recumbente

 

Trigge - Triciclo recumbente

 

Trigge - Triciclo recumbente

 

Trigge - Triciclo recumbente

 

Triciclo Recumbente - International Project

Now, a simple animation, and a few stills from that video:

 

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