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A new concept design of a motorbike with 3D model for the Malaysian market

Faris, Waleed Fekry and Al-Omari, Yasir and Sapian, Abdul Razak and Husin, Muhammad (2011) A new concept design of a motorbike with 3D model for the Malaysian market. Journal of Design Research, 9 (1). pp. 16-43. ISSN 1569-1551

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Although motorbikes are used widely in Malaysia, there are no published studies concerning the Malaysian user satisfaction of the current designs available and also their feedback on the ergonomics of the current designs. In this study, a survey has been done covering both styling and ergonomic aspects of the Malaysian users. The data was obtained firstly through a questionnaire to investigate the discomfort positions of the motorbikes driving for the Malaysian users and their aesthetic trends in the design in the form of shape and colours as elements of the new concept motorbike design according to their three different ethnicities namely Malay, Chinese and Indian. Also, an anthropometric and ergonomic study was used to choose the best position suited for the Malaysian users. The data collected were analysed to get the result which was considered in the final 3D model. These results were used to build the prototype with industrial clay.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4694/4502
Uncontrolled Keywords: styling; motorbikes; concept design; 3D modelling; ergonomics; Malaysia.
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ227 Machine design and drawing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Prof.Dr. Waleed Fekry Faris
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2011 10:34
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2021 19:47
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/4502

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