Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Xin Chen; Hongyu Deng; Zhong Wu , pp. 67. ING/School of Engineering, 2011.

The work

Författare / Author: Xin Chen, Hongyu Deng, Zhong Wu
Titel / Title: An Optimization Design for the Standard Manual Wheelchair
Abstrakt Abstract:

The standard manual wheelchair is commonly found in hospitals, rehabilitation centres, senior housing and airports for allowing patients, people with physical disabilities or elder people to move. In this thesis, a CAD model of the standard wheelchair is first obtained. Then, an optimization design is carried out based on this model. A sliding seat is designed to facilitate people moving by themselves from the wheelchair to any chair close by. On the other hand, a reclining backrest is also designed to make users feel more comfortable. Computer Simulations are performed to evaluate this design under static and dynamic conditions. A displacement range for the sliding seat in which the wheelchair will not overturn is determined. The optimization design shows significant improvements that can conveniently be introduced on the mechanical wheelchair in order to make it more useful and comfortable to the users.

Ämnesord / Subject: Maskinteknik - Mechanical Engineering\Structural Mechanics

Nyckelord / Keywords: Wheelchair, CAD Modelling, Optimization Design, Simulations

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id: houn-8u7h4j
Program:/ Programme Masters Programme in Mechanical Engineering 120 ECTS
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 05/11/2012
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Masterarbete/Master's Thesis (120 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Sharon Kao-Walter
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: ING/School of Engineering

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Files & Access

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