MECHANICAL BOOSTER AUTHOR: BHARADWAJ RAVIPATI B.TECH IV/IV MECHANICAL JNTU College of Engineering (Autonomous) Anantapur, Andhrapradesh India- 515002 EMAIL- firstname.lastname@example.org
SPECIFICATIONS NAME MECHANICAL BOOSTER Mechanical Battery 2 SIZE 40 x 30 CM SPRING TYPE Flat Spiral spring Number- 100/packet Length - 2.5m Width- 6mm Thickness-0.25mm 0.25mm 2 Elasticity-200 KN/mm 200 WEIGHT 10 Kg MILEAGE 4.5 km ( Fully Charged) ENERGY PACKETS 20 No.Description
The above diagram represents the normal view of the mechanical booster. Forsimplicity; all parts are not shown in the figure. Based on the Function, Thismachine is mainly divided into 4 major segments 1) Energy Storing segment 2) Controlling segment 3) Transmission segment 4) R & C SegmentLet’s describe each segment thoroughly in detail e detail-1. ENERGY STORING SEGMENT – As the name implies, this segment storesenergy in the form of potential energy of elastic materials (springs etc). Thissegment consists of about 20 Energy Packets. Each packet has about 100 flatspiral springs. When charged, this spiral springs got strained and stores energyin the form of strain energy (potential Energy). Note that no two energypackets are co-axial and parallel. axial
2) TRANSMISSION SEGMENT This section is used to transmit the stored SEGMENT: heenergy to power the vehicle. This segment includes Gears, main shafts, andauxiliary shafts. The auxiliary shafts are the shafts, which transmits energyfrom the Energy Packet to the Main shaft. All the Shafts from energy packetsare connected to the main shaft. The main shaft and auxiliary shaft areconnected to each other by gear set. Additional gear set is used to connect themain shaft to External vehicle.3) CONTROLLING SEGMENT: Controlling segment is used to control the power SEGMENT:supplied by energy packets. If controlling segment is not there in the machine, ergythen there is no control over the energy supplied by energy packets.Controlling segment includes about 7 hand operated controllers emergingfrom the machine as shown in the figure 5) R and C segment This segment is also called as Recharging and nd segment- Connecting Segment. As the name implies, this section is used to recharge the energy packets. This section supports the unit, on which running (Exercise) is made by the Energy donor. When running is done, this unit rotates the main shaft. And thus the main shaft rotates the auxiliary shafts, followed by straining of springs and other elastic materials. Thus Energy of Energy donor (Exercise Runner) is stored in the (Exercise- form of Potential energy of the springs and elastic material. springs
The connecting segment includes the additional gear division of main shaft.This connecting segment is used to connect to the external vehicle.WORKING -The Diagram shows the working of the mechanical Booster. As shown in thefigure, when the person is making exercise (say running) on the machine, thenEnergy storing segment stores energy. When required, this stored energy isextracted by a transmission segment and supplied to External vehicle (saytricycle of PH). The person can able to move on his vehicle comfortably forcertain distance by properly utilizing the controllers.
For example, when you run on this R and C segment of the machine, yourenergy is transformed and transferred to Energy packets When the machine isfully recharged (indicated by sensor), it is connected to tricycle of patients orhandicapped or elder persons. By means of operating of controllers by user,the stored energy is successfully retraced for moving of his/her vehicle.From the theoretical derivation we got that , when machine is fully eoreticalcharged, it can able to move tricycle of overall weight (Tricycle +Person + Booster) of 90 kg for a distance of 4.2 Km with averageacceleration of 1m/sec2 .( Considering friction)
ADVANTAGES: Low Cost ( Basic one, Rs.5000) Less maintenance Cause zero Pollution Suitable for elders, Handicapped and in Hospitals Can easily fitted to any type of tricycles ( For Physically handicapped one, HAND OPERATED) Having good Monitoring And control Less wastage of energy Operating this machine required very less skill Reduces the energy usage of drivers (Strain during normal hand operating) Good efficiency (up to 75 %)DISADVANTAGES: Frequently Required Charging ( For every 5 Km) Mileage may varies based on the road conditions ( Slopy,hilly etc)CONCLUSION:This machine will store mechanical energy directly and can also call asMECHANICAL BATTERY. Exercisers by doing exercise and suppling energy tothis machine will get great satisfaction for donating their valuable energy. Maybe in future, Like Blood Donation Camps for Blood donors; Energy DonationCamps will exist for Energy donors to recharge this machine.