Engineering Report - Recumbant Bycycle Materials

Engineering Report

Materials for Bicycle Frames



Contents: 2

Synopsis: 3

Introduction: 3

Analysis: 4

Result Summary: 10

Conclusion: 13

Acknowledgments: 14

Bibliography: 14


This engineering report contains information on the different types of materials used to construct tricycle frames. The types of materials present in this report are compared and contrasted with each other and a judgment is made to evaluate the best material out of the selected to be used by a fictional small business. Cost and Weight are the major factors considered in the evaluation of the best material.


This reports main purpose, as stated in the synopsis, is to compare and contrast specific materials and make a judgment for which material is best for a fictional recumbent tricycle small business based on the properties each have and most importantly the weight and cost.

The analysis section provides research done on each of the possible materials used for the tricycles. It displays significant properties each material has required to justify the best possible selection for the small business. It displays fatigue and resistance capabilities, assembly compatibilities, disadvantages and gives reasons for possible costs for each material.

The Results section displays all information required to meet the aims or main purpose of the report.

The conclusion sums up the report, giving a personal decision, based on the information gathered, as to which material is best for the small business

The Acknowledgements and Bibliography section gives the relevant sources acknowledgement for the assistance given in researching the topic.


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