Design and Performance Analysis of an Electromagnetic Tricycle Operated in an Airport

Puttaratorn Ekapun, Toh Yen Pang
2015 Procedia Engineering  
This paper presents a new body design of modern electromagnetic tricycle for traveling in an airport with zero emissions. The design of the tricycle's electromagnetic wheels utilised the theory of automotive dynamics and a brushless DC motor. These consisted of two sliding rings, which are electromagnet and have a permanent magnet inside the wheels. Furthermore, a design chassis was developed using ABAQUS with its dynamic analysis based on the chassis of an existing golf cart model. The chassis
more » ... was designed and analysed for energy absorption to reduce impact force and protect passengers. A 3D printing prototype was produced to represent the conceptual design realistically, and to validate the functionality of the final design on a small scale.
doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2014.12.667 fatcat:pywzrknikvgs3eiucvkmyhqj24