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ENGINEERING TRIPOS PART IIA - 2012/2013
Leaders: Prof D.A. Cardwell and Dr M.P.F. Sutcliffe email: dc135 and mpfs
Project Type: Standard
Project Category: Design
Prerequisites: Part I Mechanics, Materials and Structures
Timing: Fridays 11-1pm and Tuesdays 9-11am plus afternoons
The project will investigate the mechanical, structural and materials design considerations for the bicycle.
1. Introduction (joint sessions).
An introductory session will put the bicycle in its historical perspective and discuss the specification of various types of bicycle. Students choose a mini-project for section 3.
2. Specification, Conceptual Design and Use of the Cambridge Engineering Selector (students work alone in week 1).
All students will receive two handouts. The first will guide the writing of a report on the specification and conceptual design of selected parts of the bicycle and an introduction to their mini-project.
The second handout will lead students through the use of the Cambridge Engineering Selector (CES) to identify suitable materials and help them establish performance indices for a number of key components.
3. Mini-projects (students in pairs).
Students will undertake a mini-project on one aspect of bicycle design. Mini-projects will be directed through the use of handouts and timetabled supervision. Each student will write a report on their mini-project.
The subjects covered are:
4. Presentation and Assessment Each student will make a short presentation of their findings.
Format: Submission Date - Marks
First report: Tuesday 14 May 2012 - 10 marks
CMS report: Thursday 16 May 2012 - 10 marks
Presentation: Tuesday 4 June 2013 - 10 marks
Mini-project report: Friday 7 June 2013 - 50 marks
Last updated: November 2012