Monday, 11 August 2014

Safety capsule/monocoque

One of my design criteria is to make this velomobile as safe as possible. If a velomobile is too be used on the same roads as automobiles some degree of crash protection has to designed into the vehicle. My plan is to have a monocoque seat/safety capsule. I have been designing a few different types and so far this is what I have come up with...

Veloci-velo safety capsule ©2014
The integrated seat will save on weight. I will construct a few test models out of card to check for strength etc. With the rest of the bodyshell, front frame and rear swingarm attached to this monocoque construction.

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