Posted tagged ‘power’

SOLAR POWER IN CARS

September 10, 2011

solar-auto-carsSolar energy is one of the many renewable sources of energy that is used for fueling vehicles, running consumer products and for the efficient running of homes and business establishments. Solar power is harnessed with the help of solar cells and solar panels which are placed in the item that has to be powered.

The solar car is something that is envisioned to materialize in the future, with some countries already having solar cars racing across countries.
With this, it is proven that it is viable to indeed produce and manufacture solar power cars in bulk, in the near future so that everyone will soon own a solar power car.

Of course, once solar power cars are manufactured, it does not implicate that all other fuel sources for cars on highways will be removed. All that is done in solar power cars is the supplementation of traditional fuel with solar energy so that you save not only on your economy, but also save the environment in more ways than one every year.

The solar power cars that are used in races today run only on solar power, and thus look odd in appearance. This is because these cars are designed in such a way that they can collect maximum solar energy with which it is possible for the car to gain the required speed and desired efficiency.

The solar cells used in solar power cars are large, and usually cover the entire vehicle. However in case of commercial uses, solar cells are much smaller and designed so that the vehicle not only looks attractive, but is also efficient in its functioning. Solar cars can be used for short commutes in town as these cars can work only on solar energy.

The batteries found in the vehicle stores excess solar power so that this power can be used when solar power is not available on demand like on cloudy days and at nighttime. The engines found in these solar power cars are very much like the engines found in electric cars found today. In addition to this, the cars are lightweight, so that solar power can be used more efficiently.

At present, there are many types of solar power cars in the development stage today, which are also available for sale. However as these cars are in the developmental stage, the car is not available to the general public. With so many benefits found in solar power cars, its cost will not be much higher than the cost of the traditionally powered vehicles of today.

Another benefit of solar power cars is there is no hassle of stopping at gas stations for gas nor is there the need of getting worried of rising gasoline costs. With a solar power car, you save on the money that you would have otherwise have needed for buying fuel to run your car. In addition to this, with solar power cars you will be doing your bit in stopping global warming problems as there are no fuel emissions from solar power cars.

Mechanical Engineering Seminar Topics List 2

September 10, 2011
Air Powered Cars
Ablative Materials
Aerospace Propulsion
Combustion Research
Advanced Cooling Systems
Active roll-over protection system in Automobiles
Air Cushion Vehicles
Advances in composite materials
Aircraft Egress
Advanced Rocket Motors
V GENERATION FIGHTER PLANES
Air suspension system
Aerospace Flywheel Development
Adaptive contol
Air Casters
Advanced Battery and Fuel Cell Development for EV
Adaptive Active Phased Array Radars
Collision warning system
Activated Flyash As A Binder In Pavement
Aerodonetics
DISKBRAKES
MACHINE INTERFACE
Airbags & ABS
Air Monitoring
Advanced Quadruped Robot – BigDog
Actuator systems based on Piezoelectric ceramics
Acid sulphate soils/estuarine wetlands rehabilitation
Aircraft Propeller
Air- Augmented Rocket
Advances In Capillary Fluid Modelling
Aerospikes
Air Pollution Control
Advanced Propulsion Methods
Active Front Lighting System
Aircraft design
Advanced Off-set printing
Advanced Plastics
AeroCapture
Pulse Detonation Engine
Floating Solar Power Station
Advances In Capillary Fluid Modelling
Continuously Variable Transmission
Hybrid Motorcycles
Machine Vision
Space Elevator
Crew Exploration Vehicles
Vacuum Braking System
ACC-Plus(Adaptive Cruise Control+ System
Micro/Meso-scale Manufacturing
Magneto Abrasive Flow Machining
Turbines in silicon
Self-Healing Polymer Technology
Variable Length Intake Manifold (VLIM)
Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD)
Launching Space Vehicles from Moon
Advanced Propulsion Methods
Pseudoelasticity and Shape Memory in Metal Nanowires
Quantum Chromo Dynamics
MEMS In Industrial Automation
Stirling engine
Fluid Energy Milling
Snake Well Drill
Infrared Thermography
New Age Tyres
Shock Waves & Shock Diamonds
Camless engine with elctromechanical valve actuator
Advances In Capillary Fluid Modelling
Hybrid Motorcycles*
Machine Vision
Crew Exploration Vechicles
ACC-Plus(Adaptive Crusie Control+) System
Micro/Meso-scale Manufacturing
Turbines in silicon
Self-Healing Polymer Technology
Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD)
Launching Space Vechicles from Moon
Pseudoelasticity and Shape Memory in Metal Nanowires
Quantum Chromo Dynamics
MEMS In Industrial Automation
Fluid Energy Milling
Snake Well Drill
Infrared Thermography
Shock Waves & Shock Diamonds
Camless engine with elctromechanical valve actuator
Aircraft Egress
Molecular Engineering
Cordless Tools
Free Form Modelling Based on N-Sided Surfaces
Functional Nanocrystalline Ceramics
Frictionless Compressor Technology
Kalina cycle
Programmable keyless entry
Micromanipulating Micromachine
Infrared Curing And Convection Curing
Ball Piston machines
Autonomous Submarines
Automated Highways
Pint Sized Power Plants
Abrasive Blast Cleaning
Air Powered Cars
Magnetic Nanocoposites
Electrochemical Machining (ECM) & EBM~
Space Robotics
Rijke Tube
Electromagnetic Bomb
Cell Integration Into A Manufacturing System~
Plasma Arc welding
Trends in welding
Hydrogen Vehicle~
New Rolling Techniques
Valvetronic Engine Technology
FMS (Flexible Manufacturing Systems)
Latest in hitech petrol fuel injection –GDI (Gasoline direct Injection)
Underwater wind mill
Microfluidics
Aircraft Propeller~
Micromixers
Nono Fluidics
Electronic Road Pricing System~
Micro Heat Exchangers
Low inertia dics clutches
Electronbeam Machining~
nanobatteries
Micro hydraulics
Virtual Reality~
Touch trigger probes
Solid carbide end mills
Ocean Thermal Energy(12)
DARK ROOM machining
Green Manufacturing
Modeling and simulation
Lean Burn Spark Ignition Engine(13)
Logistics and supply chain management
Machine tools vibration, Noise & condition monitoring
Ergonomics
Safety Systems
Nuclear Power Potential as Major Energy Source
Energy Conversion and Management
Active Electrically Controlled Suspension
Special materials for high temperature applications
Camless engine with elctromechanical valve actuator
Perpetual Motion Machines
Recent Trends in Quality Management
New trends in Automobile Design
Advanced Cooling Systems
Fuels from Plastic Wastes
Composite materials
Geo-Thermal Energy
Engineering Applications of Nylon 66
Intelligent manufacturing
Variable Valve Timing In I.C. Engines
Agile manufacturing
Responsive manufacturing
Air Cushion Vehicles
Human Artificial organs
Advances in cutting tool technology
Electric Automobiles
High speed Railway coaches
Hydraulic railway recovery systems
Drive-By Wire Systems
Pendolina system for railway passenger comfort
Safety features of railway rolling stock
Hyperplane
Fuel Cell Airplane
Selective Catalytic Reduction
Skid Steer Loader And Multiterrain Loader
Control Of Point Of Operation Hazards
Air Powered Cars
CVT
Pneumatics Control Systems
Computer Aided Process Planning (Capp)
Green Engine
Sensotronic Brake Control
Space Robotics
F1 Track Design And Safety
Thermal Barrier Coatings
Biomechatronic Hand
Total Productive Maintenance
Design, Analysis, Fabrication And Testing Of A Composite Leaf Spring
HANS
Cryogenic Grinding
Hydro Drive
Explosive Welding
Frictionless Compressor Technology




Mechanical Engineering Seminar Topics List 1

September 10, 2011

Special materials for ultra low temperature applications
Magnetic Bearing
Solar power Tower
Cylinder Deactivation
Electric Rocket Engine
Micro scale regenerative Heat Exchanger
Semi automatic transmission
Ergonomics
Electrostatic precipitator
Space stations
Semi solid Casting
Antilock Braking System
Reusable Launch Vehicles
Crystaline Silicon Solar Cells
Ball valve
Magnetic Bearing
Space Robotics
Ocean Thermal Energy
Lean Burn Spark Ignition Engine
Variable Speed Drives
Durable Prototyping
Simple Constitutive Models for Linear and Branched Polymers
Hydrogen Fuel Tank
Portable Power
Cryogenic Ball Valves
Telematics
Computer Modelling
LASER Sintering
In Mould Lamination Technique
Thermostatic Refrigerator
Space ShuttleSemisolid Casting
The Atomic Battery
Smart combustors
Biofiltration
Magnetic Refrigeration
Hydro Jetting
E85Amoeba Organization
Recent Advances in Statistical Quality Control
Cylinder Deactivation
Sustainable Engineering
Hydro Drive
Expert Technician System
Re-Entry Of Space Vehicle
Supercavitation
Micro-Scale Milling
stratified charge engine
CVCC
Tip Tronic Gear transmission
STEP CAD
New Age Tyres
Smart Materials
Wind From The Sun-Power Plant
Solar Powered Refrigerator
Liquid Hydrogen as an Aviation Fuel
Robotic Pioneering
BlueTec
Active Electrically Controlled Suspension
Air Cushion Vehicles
Babbitt metal
Hyperplane
Robotic Assistants For Aircraft Inspectors
Robots In Radioactive Environments
Therrmophoresis
Modern Air Pollution Control Technologies
Common Rail Direct Injection (Crdi) Engines
Thermo Hygrometer
Future of Portable Power
Automobile Air Conditioning
Transfer Machines
Micro- and Nano-Mechanics of Surface Contact Plasticity
Spark Sintering
IT Application in Complex Syatem Analysis
Research and Materials of Armor Design
Carbon Nanotubes
Wireless Energy Transmission
Hydraulic Elevators
Solar Heat Energy Storage In Phase Change Materials
Dynamics of Cutting Viscoelastics Materials
Snaps To Replace Screws
Vibration control Techniques
Pyrometers
Power From Space For Use On Earth
Advanced Propulsion Methods
Super Charging
Metal-Matrix Composite Processing
VANOS (Variable Nockenwellen Steuerung)
Frictionless Compressor Technology
Bearing Life Measurements
Hybrid Synergy Drive
Risks of Nano Engineered Particles
Rotating Scroll Power Compressor
Nano Spreader Cooling
Self Extinguishing PVC’s
Electromagnetic Clutches
Hypersonic Space Planes
Rapid Design for Lean Manufacturing
Bio-ethanol As Fuel
Snake robots
Compression Tube fittings
Supercase Hardening process
Over-the-wing Engine mount configration
Personal Transporters
Magnetic refrigeration
Design of an active car chassis frame incorporating magneto rheological fluid
All- wing Technology
High speed Propellers
MEMS “ a pollution free option for power generation
Improving aerodynamic performance of an aerospace vehicle
Electromagnetic Brakes
Antimatter -the ultimate energy
Lean to Steer Concept
Helicopters
Tidal technology
Thin Vacuum Conveyors
Hybrid vehicles
Six stroke engines
Scramjet engine
Probabilistic design of mechanical components
Regenerative braking
Damage identification in aging aircraft structures with piezoelectric wafer active sensors
3 Axis Digital Accelerometer
Smart material actuators
Biologically inspired robots
mass airflow sensor
Guided Missiles
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Data Fusion for Quality Improvements
Rocket Powered Aircraft
Space Shuttle
Hybrid Wind Electrolysis System
Cargo Storage in Space
Self Healing Space crafts
Elecro Magnetic Flowmeters
Green Factory
Threadless Couplings
Micro Moulding
Metal Nanoshells
Floating Wind mills
Micro Hydraulics
Diamond Cutting Tool And Coatings
Ball Piston machines
Atkinson cycle engine
Artificially Engineered Material Composites
Atomistic Characterization of Dislocation Nucleation and Fracture
Hy-Wire Car
CFD/FEM/FEA/CAE
Aerodonetics
Compound Vortex Controlled Combustion(
Orbital/Space Mechanics
Aerospace Propulsion
HANS-In F1 Racing
Advanced composites
Random vibrations
Cryogenic Grinding
Fuzzy logic in Aircraft stability
Airport management
Hydro Drive(
High angle of attack aerodynamics
Latest Trends in Automotive Engg.& Technology
Frictionless Compressor Technology
Conditional monitoring & fault Diagnosis
Bio-degradable polymers
Metal-Matrix Composite Processing(
Mechanical torque limitors
Ceramic fastners
Multi Valve Engine(
Pump Noise level reduction methods
Polymers castings
Biomass Fuelled Power Plant(
Low Gloss ABS system
Nanorobotics
Fuel Cells on Aerospace
Wind engineering
Aircraft design
BlueTec
Multiple material milling platform
Smart Pnuematics
Infrared Curing And Convection Curing(
Digital manufacturing
Hydroplane
Robots In Radioactive Environments
Lean engineering
Modular Workstations
Threadless Couplings
Supercavitation(
Robotic roller coasters
Energy saving motors
Carbon nanotube cloths
Continuously Variable Transmission(
Nuclear fuel reprocessing
Solar Power Satellite
Air Powered Car
Biomass Fuelled Power Plant
Self Healing Spacecrafts
Fractal Robot
Superconducting Rotating Machines
Heat caps
Corrosion resistant gear box
Scrubber(
Cam less Engines
tire & wheel without pneumatics
Active Electrically Controlled Suspension
Variable compression ratio engine
Electric power steering units
Dynamic Ride Control (DRC)
Oil Depletion in the World(
Automatic transmission tiptronic, 5-speed
Driver information system (DIS)
Sensotronic Braking System
Cargo storage in space
Molecular hinges
Aspheric lenses
Bioreactors
Jet Stream windmill
Flyash Utilisation
Mesotechnology
High Altitude Aeronautical Platforms
Automotive Infotainment
Advanced Plastics
Contactless energy transfer system
Handheld Radiation detector
Sea Power
Harvesting Wave power
Bench top wind tunnels
Molten oxide electrolysis
Ultra Nano Crystallline Diamond
Energy efficient turbo systems
Collision warning system
Antiroll suspension system
Porous Burner Technology
Brake Assisting Systems
Smart Autoreeling mechanism
Direct Manufacturing
Fuel cell powered Go-Karts
Nano in navy
Active roll-over protection system in Automobiles
Nanoscale Armor
Brake booster
biturbo
Double-wishbone suspension
Dynamic shift program (DSP)
E-gas
Adaptive air suspension
Small Satellites
Robot driven cars
Process Automation Techniques
DurAtomic Process
Intelligent Compact drives
Portable X-RaY Fluorescence Analyser
CeramicLike Coatings
Rotating Parallel Grippers
Jelly Filled Telephone Cables
Aluminium Alloy Conductors
HalBach array
Magnetic Levitation
Magnetic Launching
MicroTopography
Collision warning Systems
Active Front Lighting System
Carbon Nanotubes
Microbial Fuel Cells
Elecromagnetic Valves
Stealth Radar
Self Aware Robots
Eco-Freiendly Surface Treatments
Rapid Injection Moulding
Carbon Foam-Military Applications
Jet Powered Boat
Abrasive Etching
Air Casters
Airbags & ABS~
High Speed Precise Gear Boxes
Smart Ammunitions
Robotics~
Sono bouys
Active Decoy Systems
Full Colour 3D Modelling Using Rapid Prototyping
Underwater Welding~
Micro Gravity
AeroCapture
Single Crystal Turbine Aerofoil
Space Station~
Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM)
Sky Rocket
Jetex Engine
Electrochemical Machining (ECM) & EBM~
Concept Cars
Research Aircrafts
Hydroplane
Cell Integration Into A Manufacturing System~
Micro Batteries
ArcJet Rocket
Global Positioning System~
Pulsed Plasma Thruster
Resistojet Rocket
Floating Power Stations~
Water Rocket
Ablative MAterials
Aircraft Propeller~
Air- Augmented Rocket
Aerospikes
Space Shuttle Boosters
Electronic Road Pricing System~
Advanced Rocket Motors
Space Shuttle
Rocket Powered Aircraft
Electronbeam Machining~
Hydrogen Generation via Wind Power Electrolysis
Combustion Research
Virtual Reality~
Liquid Injection Thrust Vectoring (LITV)
Energy Saving Motors
Blended Winged Aircraft
Nanoscale Fractals
Nanomaterial Based Catalyst
Regenerative Fuel Cells
Self Repairing Composites
Laod Sensing Hydraulics
Modular workstations
Stereoscopic Projection Systems
Virtual Reality Visualisation
Steer- By -Wire
Advanced Off-set printing

Vertical screw conveyors

September 8, 2011


01-Vertical screw conveyors- Vertical screw pump- Vertical screw conveyor design- Vertical screw conveyor calculations

A vertical screw conveyor conveys material upward in a vertical path. It requires less space than some other types of elevating conveyors. Vertical screw conveyor can handle most of the bulk materials provided there is no large lump. The maximum height is usually limited to 30m.

A vertical screw conveyor consists of a screw rotating in a vertical casing. The top bearing for the screw shaft must be designed to stand against radial and thrust loads. A suitable inlet port at the lower end and a discharge port at the upper end of the casing are provided. Feeding a vertical screw conveyor deserves careful consideration. Most materials are fed to the vertical conveyor by a straight or offset horizontal feeder conveyor. The ideal operation of a vertical screw conveyor is to have a controlled and uniform volume of material feeding.

Uneven feeding and start stop operation may adversely affect the performance of the vertical screw conveyor in terms of speed, capacity and horse power.

Average capacities and speeds of vertical conveyor

Nominal diameter of screw in mm Capacities in m3/hr Speed of screw
150 10 Up to 400 RPM
250 35 300 RPM
300 75 250 RPM
400 170 200 RPM

Vertical screw conveyors or some special design of vertical screw conveyor finds wide application in ship unloading.

01-Vertical screw lift- Vertical screw elevator- Vertical screw feeder- vertical screw conveyor-vertical screw pump

Practical experience with these conveyors has shown that the resistance factor for vertical conveyors is higher than those of the horizontal conveyors. Resistance factor λ may be taken as 5.5 to 7.5 for grains. 6.5 to 8.3 for salt.

01-screw conveyor design calculation- screw conveyor power calculation- screw conveyor efficiency- screw conveyor theory- screw conveyor formulae- screw conveyor flow rates

The driving power of the loaded screw conveyor is given by:

P = PH + PN + Pst

Where,

PH = Power necessary for the progress of the material

PN = Driving power of the screw conveyor at no load

Pst = Power requirement for the inclination of the conveyor

Power necessary for the progress of the material PH:

For a length L of the screw conveyor (feeder), the power PH in kilo watts is the product of the mass flow rate of the material by the length L and an artificial friction coefficient λ, also called the progress resistance coefficient.

PH = Im.L. λ.g / 3600 (kilowatt)

= Im.L. λ / 367 (kilowatt)

Where,

Im = Mass flow rate in t/hr

λ = Progress resistance coefficient

Each material has its own coefficient λ. It is generally of the order of 2 to 4. For materials like rock salt etc, the mean value of λ is 2.5. For gypsum, lumpy or dry fine clay, foundry sand, cement, ash, lime, large grain ordinary sand, the mean value of λ is 4.0.

In this connection it should be noted that the sliding of the material particles against each other gives rise to internal friction. Other resistance due to grading or shape of the output discharge pattern contributes to the resistance factor. That is why the parameter λ is always higher than that due to pure friction.

Drive power of the screw conveyor at no load, PN:

This power requirement is very low and is proportional to the nominal diameter and length of the screw.

PN = D.L / 20 (Kilowatt)

Where,

D = Nominal diameter of screw in meter

L = Length of screw conveyor in meter

Power due to inclination: Pst

This power requirement will be the product of the mass flow rate by the height H and the acceleration due to gravity g.

Pst = Im.H.g / 3600

= Im.H / 367

H should be taken positive for ascending screws and will be negative for descending screws.

Total power requirement:

The total power requirement is the sum total of the above items

P = (Im (λ.L + H) / 367) + (D.L /20) (Kilowatt)

FMEA

August 23, 2011

01-Aircraft-Maintenance-manufacturing-aviation-failure mode and effect analysis-fmea

Failure Mode – A particular way in which an item fails, independent of the reason for failure.

 Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) – A procedure by which each credible failure mode of each item from a low indenture level to the highest is analyzed to determine the effects on the system and to classify each potential failure mode in accordance with the severity of its effect.

Indenture Levels – The hierarchy of hardware levels from the part to the component to the subsystem to the system, etc.

Redundancy – More than one independent means of performing a function.  There are different kinds of redundancy, including:
(1) Operational – Redundant items, all of which are energized during the operating cycle; includes load-sharing, wherein redundant items are connected in a manner such that upon failure of one item, the other will continue to perform the function.  It is not necessary to switch out the failed item or switch in the redundant one.

            (2) Standby – Items that are inoperative (have no power applied) until they are switched in upon failure of the primary item.

            (3) Like Redundancy – Identical items performing the same function.

            (4) Unlike Redundancy – Non identical items performing the same function

THE FMEA PROCESS

01-web- failure analysis-unexpected failure-operational fracture-failure rate

  • Define the system to be analyzed.  A complete system definition includes identification of internal and interface functions, expected performance at all indenture levels, system restraints, and failure definitions.  Also state systems and mission phases not analyzed giving rationale for the omissions.

  • Indicate the depth of the analysis by identifying the indenture level at which the analysis is begun.

  • Identify specific design requirements that are to be verified by the FMEA.

  • Define ground rules and assumptions on which the analysis is based.  Identify mission phases to be analyzed and the status of equipment during each mission phase.

  • Obtain or construct functional and reliability block diagrams indicating interrelationships of functional groups, system operation, independent data channels, and backup or workaround features of the system.

  • Identify failure modes, effects, failure detection and workaround features and other pertinent information on the worksheet.

  • Evaluate the severity of each failure effect in accordance with the prescribed severity categories.

FMEA Flow Diagram:

01-FMEA FLOW DIAGRAM-STEPS-PREVENTIVE ACTION-CORRECTIVE ACTION

History:

The FMECA was originally developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to improve and verify the reliability of space program hardware.

FMECA Flow Diagram: ( Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis )

01-FMECA Flow Diagram- Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analysis

Criticality Analysis Flow:

01-quantitative method-qualitative method-analysis-criticality analysis flow diagram

Who is the Team ?

 

Areas to be represented are:

  • Quality
  • Logistics
  • Engineering
  • Purchasing
  • Manufacturing
  • Sales
  • Tooling
  • Marketing
  • Customer
  • Supplier

HYDRATION SYSTEM

August 23, 2011

04-The Future Of Bicycling Hydration, Bicycle Mounted Hydration System, Hydration System Mounts On The Bicycle Rear

Is it possible to drink too much water during ride without stop the vehicle?

Adequate hydration is as important as calorie replacement to an athlete’s performance, yet dehydration continues to be a condition many experience. This is especially true in cycling where evaporative losses are significant and can go unnoticed. Sweat production and losses through breathing can exceed 2 quarts per hour. To maximize your performance pre-hydration is important, and it is essential that fluid replacement begin early and continue throughout a ride.

Approximately 75% of the energy your body produces is converted to heat rather than being delivered to your muscles to power your pedal stroke. Keeping your body cool and re-hydrated during exertion will result in greater efficiency, higher power output, extended endurance, and a quicker, more thorough recovery. Say good-bye to the Wet Spot!


Individual fluid and electrolyte needs are widely variable during physical exercise due to differences in metabolic rate, body mass and size, environmental conditions (e.g. temperature, humidity, wind, solar load, clothing worn), heat acclimatization status, physical fitness, activity duration, and genetic variability. Sweat rates can vary from 0.5L/hr to more than 3 L/hr. Similarly, sodium concentration may vary from less than 460 mg/L to more than 1840 mg/L

03-The Future Of Bicycling Hydration, Bicycle Mounted Hydration System, Hydration System Mounts On The Bicycle Rear

Technology:

Why use a perfectly good water bottle on your bike when you could use a complex, expensive and awkward to use “hydration system” instead? That’s the promise of the VelEau Bicycle Mounted Hydration System.

01-The Future Of Bicycling Hydration, Bicycle Mounted Hydration System, Hydration System Mounts On The Bicycle Rear

The VelEau comes in several parts. First, there’s a saddlebag which holds 42 ounces (1.4 liters) of water. Then there’s a tube through which you drink, much like those found on CamelBak water bags. This runs from under the seat, along the top-tube to the handlebars, where it is secured to a retracting cord on the stem. This cord pulls the mouthpiece back into place when you’re done drinking, where it is secured by magnets.

02-The Future Of Bicycling Hydration, Bicycle Mounted Hydration System, Hydration System Mounts On The Bicycle Rear

If that seems like it’s complex, unnecessarily heavy and annoying to use, that’s because it probably is. However, there is at least a compartment to carry a multi tool in the same bag, which adds some utility.

HYDRATION SYSTEM

August 23, 2011

04-The Future Of Bicycling Hydration, Bicycle Mounted Hydration System, Hydration System Mounts On The Bicycle Rear

Is it possible to drink too much water during ride without stop the vehicle?

Adequate hydration is as important as calorie replacement to an athlete’s performance, yet dehydration continues to be a condition many experience. This is especially true in cycling where evaporative losses are significant and can go unnoticed. Sweat production and losses through breathing can exceed 2 quarts per hour. To maximize your performance pre-hydration is important, and it is essential that fluid replacement begin early and continue throughout a ride.

Approximately 75% of the energy your body produces is converted to heat rather than being delivered to your muscles to power your pedal stroke. Keeping your body cool and re-hydrated during exertion will result in greater efficiency, higher power output, extended endurance, and a quicker, more thorough recovery. Say good-bye to the Wet Spot!


Individual fluid and electrolyte needs are widely variable during physical exercise due to differences in metabolic rate, body mass and size, environmental conditions (e.g. temperature, humidity, wind, solar load, clothing worn), heat acclimatization status, physical fitness, activity duration, and genetic variability. Sweat rates can vary from 0.5L/hr to more than 3 L/hr. Similarly, sodium concentration may vary from less than 460 mg/L to more than 1840 mg/L

03-The Future Of Bicycling Hydration, Bicycle Mounted Hydration System, Hydration System Mounts On The Bicycle Rear

Technology:

Why use a perfectly good water bottle on your bike when you could use a complex, expensive and awkward to use “hydration system” instead? That’s the promise of the VelEau Bicycle Mounted Hydration System.

01-The Future Of Bicycling Hydration, Bicycle Mounted Hydration System, Hydration System Mounts On The Bicycle Rear

The VelEau comes in several parts. First, there’s a saddlebag which holds 42 ounces (1.4 liters) of water. Then there’s a tube through which you drink, much like those found on CamelBak water bags. This runs from under the seat, along the top-tube to the handlebars, where it is secured to a retracting cord on the stem. This cord pulls the mouthpiece back into place when you’re done drinking, where it is secured by magnets.

02-The Future Of Bicycling Hydration, Bicycle Mounted Hydration System, Hydration System Mounts On The Bicycle Rear

If that seems like it’s complex, unnecessarily heavy and annoying to use, that’s because it probably is. However, there is at least a compartment to carry a multi tool in the same bag, which adds some utility.