Design and Manufacturing of Manual Transmission Car with Hand Operated Clutch
Authors: Tejas S Gaikwad, Denish S Lathigara, Prof. Swanand Kirpekar
Country: India View / Download Full Text PDF File
Abstract: The main goal of this project is to make a ground up race car from scratch with a reliable, easy to maintain and repair approach. This car will also provide to be a test bed for different ideas such as the hand operated clutch and many more to come. The car should be light weight and the design should be driver eccentric. This project will also show the engineering methods used to build a race car, an accumulation of all the engineering knowledge acquired by the student in his entire engineering course. During this project the practical knowledge acquired by the students cannot be compared to the theoretical knowledge. The car will be a mid engine rear wheel drive car, that will be good at cornering and stable in the straights. The space frame design will give the car its rigidity and structural support with minimizing weight and cost. The engine used will be easy to work with, reliable, readily available. The spare parts for this engine are also readily available. The aim of this project is to minimize the lap time of car by eliminating the lift off of foot from accelerator pedal and then pressing the brake pedal and vice versa. This will allow the driver to brake late on the corner entry and accelerate fast as compared to other cars on the corner exit. This can be achieved by removing the clutch pedal from the driver’s foot well and relocating it to the steering wheel or mounting it on the gear lever. This helps the driver to do acceleration and braking simultaneously without lifting the foot. In daily life this can be used as an option on the manual cars which are bought by the people with one leg disability. This can help them drive a car without any unnecessary cost increase in opting for the automatic transmission. As for now the automatic cars are more costly than their manual transmission variant.
Paper Id: 1098
Published On: 2021-07-07
Published In: Volume 9, Issue 4, July-August 2021
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