Advertisement

A Strategy for Ergonomic Design of Amphibian Vehicle

  • Debashis Majumder
  • Anirban Chowdhury
Conference paper
  • 44 Downloads
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)

Abstract

Amphibian Vehicle (AV) is a vehicle that can run on land as well as in the water. Several attempts have been made to construct various models of these vehicles in the past. Because of the need for such a vehicle, it had gained popularity. Most of the models did not run for a long time because of the high cost and few operational problems. Attempts have been made in this paper, to look at the design aspects of AV and to develop a framework considering ergonomic and styling aspects of design. This framework can represent the AV design process in a better way considering ergonomics and styling aspects. This framework will help to customize AV for different areas of applications like military application, flood rescue operation, etc. This framework is useful to improve aesthetics, styling and ergonomics (comfort and safety) of AV, apart from engineering.

Keywords

Amphibian Vehicle Automobile Concept Design Emotion 

References

  1. 1.
    Shirsath PS, Hajare MS, Sonawane GD, Kuwar A, Gunjal SU (2015) A review on design and analysis of AV. Int J Sci Tech Manag 4(1):43–51Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Alamy (2015) A bicycle that rides on water. Invented by this 60 year old man from Bihar, available at https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo/london-amphibious-tour.html. Accessed 30 Oct 2018
  3. 3.
    Amphi Jeep (1999) Youtube; Amphi Jeep, available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5xQy8MIuec. Accessed 30th Oct 2018
  4. 4.
    Gibbs sports, Biski (2018) Sports Amphibian Bike, available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bvTlvjnGLI. Accessed 30th Oct 2018
  5. 5.
    Ridden P (2015) Electric Scubster personal sub dives into crowd funding pond. https://newatlas.com/scubster-nemo/38827/. Accessed on 12th April 2019
  6. 6.
    Hardegree M (2018) Amphicoach amphibious tourist bus: greyhound meets Dolphin, available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvis_Stalwart. Accessed 30th Oct 2018
  7. 7.
    Gibbs Sports Amphibian (2018) Quadski, available at https://www.gibbssports.com/about/. Accessed 30th Oct 2018
  8. 8.
    Tovey M (1997) Styling and design: intuition and analysis in industrial design. Des Studs 18(1):5–31CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Nagamachi M, Lokman AM (2016) Innovations of Kansei engineering. CRC PressGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Gawande AM, Mali AP (2016) Amphibious vehicle. Int Res J Eng Technol 3(10):137–141Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Börekçi NA, Kaygan P, Hasdoğan G (2016) Concept development for vehicle design education projects carried out in collaboration with industry. Procedia CIRP 50:751–758CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Tovey M, Porter S, Newman R (2003) Sketching, concept development and automotive design. Des Studs 24(2):135–153Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Rieuf V, Bouchard C, Meyrueis V, Omhover JF (2017) Emotional activity in early immersive design: sketches and mood boards in virtual reality. Des Studs 48:43–75CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Wycoff J (1991) Mindmapping: your personal guide to exploring creativity and problem-solving. Berkley Books, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Chaffin DB (2001) Digital human modeling for vehicle and workplace design. Society of Automotive Engineers Inc., Warrendale PA, USACrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    Tovey M, Owen J (2000) Sketching and direct CAD modeling in automotive design. Des Studs 21(6):569–588CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. 17.
    Thaneswer P, Sanjog J, Chowdhury A, Karmakar S (2013) Applications of DHM in agricultural engineering: a review. Adv Eng Forum Trans Tech Publ 10:16–21CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. 18.
    Sanjog J, Chowdhury A, Karmakar S (2012) Digital human modeling software in the secondary manufacturing sector: a review. In: Proceedings of international conference on recent trends in computer science and engineering (ICRTCSE-2012), 3–4Google Scholar
  19. 19.
    Sanjog J, Karmakar S, Patel T, Chowdhury A (2015) Towards virtual ergonomics: aviation and aerospace. aircraft engineering and aerospace technology. Int J 87(3):266–273Google Scholar
  20. 20.
    Ferreira J, Furini F, Silva N (2007) Framework for an advanced design vehicle process development. In: Proceedings of IASTED international conference on modelling, identification, and control (MIC 2007), 12–14Google Scholar
  21. 21.
    Huang T, Kong CW, Guo H, Baldwin A, Li H (2007) A virtual prototyping system for simulating construction processes. Automat Constr 16(5):576–585CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. 22.
    First M, Kocabicak U (2004) Analytical durability modeling and evaluation—complementary techniques for physical testing of automotive components. Eng Fail Anal 11(4):655–674CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  • Debashis Majumder
    • 1
  • Anirban Chowdhury
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Design (SoD)University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES)DehradunIndia

Personalised recommendations