Veloci-velomobile a cost effective velomobile, designed to be a practical yet lightweight human powers vehicle
Thursday, 13 June 2013
Velomobile safety and drag co-efficient
There has been a few cases of late of cyclist being hit by cars with major injuries or death being the result. I still think it prudent that some sort of passive safety is designed intoVeloci Velomobile. I really like the construction method used on the eco-carTREV It is lightweight, reasonably easy to construct but very strong and with the foam as a core would have some energy absorbing capacity. ForVeloci VelomobileI will design a semi-monocoque with the monocoque being where the rider sits while the suspensions and crank boom are attached to the monocoque. I believe this would be the best approach to keeping it lightweight and having some crash/impact protection. In addition to the crash protection ofVeloci VelomobileI have been redesigning the bodyshell to make it a little more slippery and make the forward vision for the rider a lot better. I now have the Cd figure down to 0.20 thus the CdA= 0.45 x 0.20 =0.09 which is really good and better than the Questvelomobilenow.
Veloci Velomobile drag co-efficient now 0.20
June 2013 Veloci Velomobile latest shape rendering