The selection of the tail lift parameters

  • Łukasz Warguła Poznan University of Technology
  • Bartosz Wieczorek Poznan University of Technology
  • Mateusz Kukla Poznan University of Technology
Keywords: wheelchair, rolling resistance coefficient, non-road vehicles, pneumatic and non-pneumatic wheels

Abstract

People moving on wheelchairs overcome the forces of resistance such as: air resistance, resistance of the ascent, inertia force and rolling resistance force. Under certain conditions of use of the wheelchair, the only resistance that must overcome the driving force during the movement is the rolling resistance force. This situation occurs during uniformly rectilinear movement, on a flat level surface at speeds of up to 20 km/h, because at this speed the air resistance is negligible. Rolling resistance is mainly influenced by the mass of the rolling object and the rolling resistance coefficient of the running gear. The value of the rolling resistance coefficient can be influenced, among others, by the surface, type and level of pressure in the tire, and the measurement method. There are test methods that in the resistance of rolling beyond the resistance resulting from the contact of the tire with the surface take into account the resistance to connection of the wheel with the driven object. One of them is the innovative method of measuring the rolling resistance coefficient of objects equipped only with the running gear according to the patent application P.424484 and the developed device for these tests in accordance with the patent application P.424483. The article presents the results of wheelchair rolling resistance test with a classic drive system and wheel attachment. These results show differences in the aspect of rolling resistance of classic wheelchairs with wheelchairs equipped with innovative propulsion solutions, such as a lever drive system or a hybrid drive. The study was financed from the means of the National Centre for Research and Development under LIDER VII programme, re-search project no. LIDER/7/0025/L-7/15/NCBR/2016.

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2019-02-28
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