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Abstract—The main objective of this work is to recommend the wheel diameter and speed ratio between crank and wheel under certain test conditions for the purpose of reducing strain of pedaling on rickshaw puller ergonomically. Psyologial issue shall be addressed for determining the optimum diameter and speed ratio. For the same, the specific road track of 8.840 Km is identified which simulate the all road condition during the field trial. The rising and falling gradient of the track which is selected is determined with the help of auto level, leveling staff, odometer and measuring tape. The method of height of collimation system is used to determined different points of elevation. This gives the idea about the variation in slope of the road. For project design, the traffic flow data is also colleted. This also helps to study future traffic trends and assisting in predicting traffic flows in the future for a given period.
Index Terms—Cycle rickshaw, Road track, Pulse rate, Wheel diameter, Speed ratio
Cite: A K Mahalle and G K Awari, "Selection of Road Track to Determine Optimized Value of Wheel Dimension and Speed Ratio between Crank and Wheel for Cycle Rickshaw," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol.3, No. 4, pp. 118-128, October 2014.