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Uniform Tricycle Frame Redesign
Andrew Betteridge, Brant Copen, Jonathan Hollinger
The team redesigned the tricycle frames currently manufactured in Burkina Faso. They utilized finite element analysis to compare possible frame redesigns and chose one in which the rear wheels are cantilevered, greatly reducing the frame weight. This utilizes an innovative design for the wheel support requiring additional analysis and testing. The design features more user-friendly elements, including an adjustable reclined seat, easy battery access, and interchangeability for either hand or electric power.
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