Raghavan, MR and Nagendra, HR (1979) A study on bullock carts. Part 1. Engineering analysis of the two-wheel bullock cart design. In: Sadhana, 2 (4). pp. 435-449.
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An engineering analysis of the design of two-wheel bullock carts has been carried out with the aid of a mathematical model. Non-dimensional expressions for the pull and the neck load have been developed. In the first instance, the cart is assumed to be cruising at constant velocity on a terrain with the effective coefficient of rolling friction varying over a wide range (0.001 to 0.5) and the gradient varying between +0.2 to −0.2. Subsequently, the effect of inertia force due to an acceleration parallel to the ground is studied. In the light of this analysis, two modifications to the design of the cart have been proposed and the relative merits of the current designs and the proposed designs are discussed.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to Springer India, in co-publication with Indian Academy of Sciences.|
|Keywords:||Bullock carts - design - force analysis - performance - terrain - frictional - resistance|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering|
|Date Deposited:||10 Feb 2010 05:03|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 05:39|
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