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Frame Design

-The support structure to which all other components are mounted-
Design Decisions:
Recumbent Bicycle: Bicycle riden in reclining position
Three Wheels: two in front, one in back
Material: Chromoly Steel
Welding will be used to create the frame
 
Design must include:
Frame safety factor of 4 when loaded with heaviest rider
 
Designed to fit 2 front wheels and 1 back wheel
 
Mounting points for drivetrain, steering system, fairing, seat, and seatbelts
 
At least 4" ground clearance to clear the speed bump obstacle
 
Less than 8' long to be easily transportable
Sustain a load of 600 lb which will be applied to the top of the roll bar at an angle of 12° from the vertical
 
Sustain a load of 300 lb which will be applied horizontally to the side of the roll bar at shoulder height
 
 
First Sketches with paper mannequin for proper scaling
 
 
Solid Works model of Frame design
 
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