Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    ..... Jynx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Long Island
    My Bikes
    2006 Cannondale CAAD8
    Posts
    4,823
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Looking for ideas for a feasibility or design project.

    Hey guys I have a project in one of my classes. It is pretty much a feasibilty project. Very open ended. It can be anything from feasibility of converting mass transit to hybrid vehicles, towns to solar/wind/tidal energy, or pretty much anything related to the possibilities of changing to alternate energy sources. It can also be feasibility of adding something to a product or redesigning a product (example, adding something to a product to improve efficiency). It is also possible to just do a straight up traditional design project.

    I can do anything I want to which is what makes choosing so difficult. I can do materials, thermodynamics, heat transfer, manufacturing, hydraulics, pneumatics, mechatronics, fluid dynamics and on and on. I have access to a wind tunnel. It is fairly small (something like 2'x2'x2') but it is available. It doesnt have to be experimental either.

    Any input would be great. Thanks

  2. #2
    T-Shirt Guy ehidle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Lansdale, PA
    My Bikes
    2005 Fuji Team Issue, 2007 Fuji SL-1
    Posts
    464
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    How about the feasibility of making a battery that doesn't put hybrid cars in the position of doing more overall environmental damage than conventional cars?
    Yellow + Blue Jerseys!

    Get your Cranky T-Shirt!
    Men's
    and Women's designs available

  3. #3
    AEO
    AEO is offline
    Senior Member AEO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    A Coffin Called Earth. or Toronto, ON
    My Bikes
    Bianchi, Miyata, Dahon, Rossin
    Posts
    12,255
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    mass transit buses in japan are hybrid diesel, automatic idling cut off/startup with borderless floor design (wheelchair).

    or how about redisigning an old and outdated city to modern or even future standards. underground electric/plumping/mass transit/freight railway/freeway, ease of access for multi-modal transport, no need for a car in city with hop on and hop off transit. running off of solar energy collected from the high-rise buildings inside the city.

    "shove the clutter under the carpet" idea
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
    http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/arti...ger-photos.htm

  4. #4
    long time visiter Alfster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    SW Ontario
    My Bikes
    2005 Trek 6700 disc 2007 Orbea Onix 2009 Raleigh One Way
    Posts
    586
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    How about studying the feasibity of a fully tax funded transit system in larger cities. Cons: all taxpayers would have to pay for the service ... even if they don't use it. Pros: there are tons of socio-economic benefits ... even for those that won't use it (cleaner air, less traffic / frustration, less reliance on oil / gas, reduced parking requirements, etc).

    Yes this smacks of socialism. However there are some aspects of socialism that makes sense.

  5. #5
    Gotta Catch em all! lanfarm's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Mississauga, Ontario
    My Bikes
    2008 Giant Rincon
    Posts
    456
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think a volcano would be appropriate.
    Did you just kick my tire?! I hope you didn't just kick my tire!

    Bass naming contest winner: -=Łem in Pa=-

  6. #6
    AEO
    AEO is offline
    Senior Member AEO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    A Coffin Called Earth. or Toronto, ON
    My Bikes
    Bianchi, Miyata, Dahon, Rossin
    Posts
    12,255
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by lanfarm View Post
    I think a volcano would be appropriate.
    mmm... geothermal power
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
    http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/arti...ger-photos.htm

  7. #7
    Gotta Catch em all! lanfarm's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Mississauga, Ontario
    My Bikes
    2008 Giant Rincon
    Posts
    456
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Volcano island with an elevator for going up (hydralics), an elevator for going down (pneumatics), a piece of rope from the inside of the volcano leading to a stove therefore igniting it (heat transfer).
    The volcano is an endless pit of possibilities.
    Did you just kick my tire?! I hope you didn't just kick my tire!

    Bass naming contest winner: -=Łem in Pa=-

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    998
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    How about the feasibility to have an interconnected highway of vehicles that are completely controlled (acceleration, position) by a computer grid when they are on that highway network. This network would parallel the US highway system, but would allow people whose cars support automatic driving to be brought on this network.

    Its advantages are density, pack cars inches from each other until they get to their destination. Because people are not driving, crashes due to drunks are not an issue. However, there are disadvantages -- one software glitch or one malicious program could cause BIG problems.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •