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Three-wheel passenger vehicle Three-wheel electric car with driver and pillion astride.
Futuristic three-wheel car, one plus two seating Claimed to be the fastest three-wheel bike, 200 BHP, rear driven
German cars during the world war II
The piaggio Gilera Fuoco 500 cc
A three wheeler is a vehicle with three wheels , either "people-powered vehicles" (PPV) or motorized vehicles in the form of a motorcycle , ATV or automobile . Other names for three-wheelers include Trikes, Tricars and Cyclecars. The term Tricycle is used somewhat interchangeably, but the term three-wheeler is more often applied to motor vehicles. INTRODUCTION
Conventional one front – two rear, rear driven.
One front – two rear, front driven.
Two front – one rear, front driven.
Two front – one rear, rear driven.
Much lower turning radius
One wheel less than a conventional four-wheel car hence easier to conceptualize and construct
Has the same ergonomics and seating capacity as that of a four-wheel car
THREE WHEEL BIKE
No chance of roll over
More passenger protection
Possibility of luggage space
CRITICAL VIEWS - Why 3 wheels instead of 2 ? Many motorcyclists will reject 3-Wheelers because there's an added useless wheel and they don't lean in curves. So why keep on trying to use a useless added wheel , further considering that it will cost more? -Why 3 wheels instead of 4 ? A 4-Wheeler is more stable in curves than a 3-Wheeler. So why keep on trying to use one less wheel ?
Project phases and schedule :
Case study on various three-wheeler vehicle configurations
(Aug 07’ to Dec 07’)
Design, validation and market response study of a recreational three-wheeler vehicle for a target market
(Aug 07’ to Dec 07’)
-Fabrication and testing of the above said vehicle
Our Partner Company Established two decades back, ARD Exim is a professionally managed company run by a team of qualified professionals with in-depth experience and knowledge about automobiles and machinery. Backed by a team of excellent technical, marketing and sales staff with proven skills and understanding about their vocation, ARD Exim has grown into a viable and a strong unit with a fine network of clients and associates across the state of Andhra Pradesh. ARD Exim comprises of the following divisions: • Automobile Division • Import and Export Division • Agri-Machinery Division • Power Generators Division • Communication Division • C&F Agency Division • Custom Hiring Division
Their Product Portfolio A complete Export Oriented Unit(EOU), has businesses across US, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Mexico, Belize, Egypt, Angola, Ethiopia
The vehicle shown is a dummy of what ARD Exim wants to introduce to the following markets :
Beach resorts in Costa Rica
Public transport in Nigeria (high humidity)
Leisure/Farm house owners
TECH SPECS Engine : Zongshen, China Engine Type Single cylinder,4-stroke,air-cooling Engine Name Tai 125 Engine Model ZS152FMI Displacement(ml) 124.6 Dimension(mm x mm x mm) 455x310x280 Net Weight(kg) 24.5 Max Power(kw/r/min) 6.8/(7500±5%) Bore and Stroke(mm x mm) 52.4x57.8 Max Torque 9.5/(5000±5%) Compression Ratio 10.0:1 Ignition DCDI Lubrication Pressure and Splash Started by Electric/Kick Clutch method Automatic Wet Multi-Plate Transmission Automatic Suspension : Front : Bajaj three-wheeler Rear : To be decided Alternate Fuel : CNG, LPG (with gas tank below seat)
TOOLS EMPLOYED 1. Pro Engineer for CAD modeling 2. ANSYS for component level analysis 3. SIMPACK for vehicle level simulation 4. MS Project for planning, costing and market analysis 5. MS Office for database management