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Mechanisms Design Issues of a Student-Built Off-Road Utility Vehicle

  • P. A. SimionescuEmail author
  • Wei Sun
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 73)

Abstract

To enhance their mechanical design and prototyping skills, engineering students at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi have built an off-road vehicle for the Basic Utility Vehicle (BUV) Competition. Some of the design details of the transmission, steering and braking system of this utility vehicle are presented in this paper, accompanied by computer generated drawings, simulations and photographs of the physical prototype.

Keywords

Off-Road Vehicle Gear Transmission Steering Mechanisms S-Cam Brakes 

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Acknowledgements

The contribution to this project of the following students and collaborators is acknowledged: A. Drăghici, P. Hickham, J. Chapa, P. Prayoga, C. Funk, A. Georges-cu and E. Negulescu. Tanks are extended to Turbonetics Engineering & Services Inc., Eagle Machine LLC, Protective Powder Coatings LLC, Corpus Christi Gaskets and Tractor Proiect S.A. Brasov for their generous in-kind support.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Texas A&M University Corpus ChristiCorpus ChristiUSA
  2. 2.Gansu Agricultural UniversityLanzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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