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DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

OF AUTONOMOUS
WHEELBARROW
BY
IGWE KELECHI
14/ENG05/014

SUPERVISED BY
ENGR. DR. ADARAMOLA
AIM AND OBJECTIVES
• The aim of this work is to develop a 20kg capacity autonomous wheelbarrow
to aid with movement of load. The proposed objectives of this project include:
• Design and construct an autonomous wheelbarrow for help in load
transportation
• Attach electric motor to help with powering the wheels
• Attach braking system
JUSIFICATION
• The purpose of the production of this machine is to
reduce difficulties and probably eliminate the
suffering time, money, cost of man-power and most
especially the need for technological break through
and self-reliance which has been a major concern of
the human being. Carrying of load on human head
has been a tiring problem in the society from this
commercial especially towards our loco-parenthesis.
LITERATURE REVIEW
S/N AUTHOR STRENGTH RESEARCH GAP

1 Fakeye (2001) Design of Less Energy Research limited to drive


consuming assistance
wheelbarrow
2 Tom (2012) Design of motorized No practical work. Was
wheelbarrow just an intelligent
suggestion
WORKING DRAWINGS
MATERIALS AND METHODOLOGY
THE MATERIALS INVOLVED IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THIS PROJECT INCLUDES
Serial Number Material Description Function

1 Wheel 1 Used for movement of the Wheelbarrow

2 Sprocket 1 Enables the wheel to spin freely

4 DC Motor 24v 250w Powerhouse of the autonomous


wheelbarrow
5 Chain 1 Used for motion transmission

7 Battery 1 Provides electric power


8 Electronic Speed Controller 1 Used for regulating the movement of the
wheelbarrow
BEME

S/N ITEM QUANTITY RATE TOTAL AMOUNT


(₦) (₦)
1. 24V 250W DC Motor 2750RPM 0.9Nm 1 30,000 30,000
1. Wheel Barrow 1 10,000 10,000
1. Hand Throttle 1 12,575 12,575
1. 12V 5A Battery 2 6,000 12,000
1. Battery Charger 1 5,000 5,000
1. Speed Controller 1 10,890 10,890
1. Sprocket and Chain 1 14,520 14,520
1. Miscellaneous 5,000 5,000
Total 99,985
METHODOLOGY

• It involved cutting, and welding operations in the construction of the


complete wheelbarrow to house the extra components.
• It involved surface finishing of the fabricated furnace.
• It also involved addition of the electric motor and other components
to make the wheelbarrow autonomous
MATHEMATICAL EQUATIONS
Working load xT x P x R. P. M.
HP =
33000
T x R.P.M
• Chain Speed Ft. Per Min. =
K
T is known as the sprocket teeth and P is known as the chain pitch.
N+n .1013(N−n)2
• Chain Length L = 2C + +
2 4C
C is the distance of the shaft from the center and measured in pitches,
L is length of chain in pitches
N=No of teeth in larger sprocket
n = No of teeth in smaller sprocket