Development of a Solar-Powered Treadle Pump

  • Airin DuttaEmail author
  • J. P. Khatait
  • Subir Kumar Saha
Conference paper
Part of the Design Science and Innovation book series (DSI)


With the aim to reduce drudgery in operation and improve reliability, the design of a conventional feet-operated treadle pump have been modified into a solar-powered treadle pump which will be able to lift groundwater to suffice the irrigation needs during periods of scarce rainfall in an economic and environment friendly manner. Dynamic analysis has been performed for the proposed design after taking into account the hydraulic forces and frictional forces encountered while in operation. The results of dynamic simulation has helped us to design the various parts of it for proper functioning. The fabricated model has been tested to evaluate its discharge and efficiency.


Treadle pump Lagrangian dynamics Coulomb’s friction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology DelhiNew DelhiIndia

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