A Monowheel is a single track, single wheeled vehicle in which the person sits inside the wheel and drives it.
Conventional designs of Monowheel used IC engines and bulky mechanisms. This design of Monowheel is a battery Powered Monowheel which is driven by an electric hub motor, thus making it efficient and eco-friendly as compared to conventional models.
We have focused towards cost effectiveness and design optimization. This involves a very simple and effective steering mechanism, seating arrangement, assembly. Entire Monowheel can be disassembled and reassembled.
Monowheel can be used as a futuristic sport. It can be used in Industries for short distance travel with less space. Application of Monowheel for short distance travelling in cities will effectively reduce traffic problem as the space required for its driving is comparatively much less.
Monowheel can also used as rides for children in malls, places of recreation since this model will be a centre of attraction for everyone and excitement for children too.
This is an optimized version of Monowheel and many more modifications can be done to develop better models.
ABOUT THE ENTRANT
Type of entry:teamTeam members:Sai Kour, Hardik Kini
Sai is inspired by:The idea of alternate energy sources, model for public attraction, use of minimum space inspires me to design an optimum model of vehicle running on a single wheel and electric hub motor.
Software used for this entry:Solidworks, Ansys.