Faculty Advisor

Brown, Christopher A.

Abstract

The objective was to design a device to create an appropriately sized bore in a bamboo shaft so that it may accept a seat post for use in a bicycle frame. This device was created to facilitate manufacturing of low cost bicycle frames for use in a third world economy. Axiomatic design was used to translate design needs into a self-centering vice and linear guide system that can accommodate the large tolerances associated with bamboo.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2011

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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