Design Specification Determination with Collaborative Approach for Indonesian Short Wheelbase Recumbent Bicycle


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Determination of specification for product development is useful, as it includes an overview of product-related information. However, it is not an easy thing, especially for new and innovative product. In the view of designer as the subject who has never made the product, he needs to work closely with the manufacturer so that the concept can be designed to become a feasible product. In addition, in order to reduce product design life cycle and minimize design errors, the designer needs to communicate and collaborate with the manufacturer. This research proposes a design specification based on the paradigm of Concurrent Engineering (CE) from Collaborative Product Development (CPD) strategy in the development of a new ergonomically designed Short Wheel Base (SWB) Recumbent Bicycle. This collaborative process involved an expert from bicycle practitioner which already had experience in building custom bicycle. The result of this study is a frame set design of the bicycle which considers human anthropometry and the detail list of its components. Beside of that, the process of collaboration with practitioners bicycle produces 37% change in the components used and 3 changes in shape of design SWB Recumbent Bicycle.



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Mohd Mustafa Al Bakri Abdullah, Rafiza Abd Razak, Muhammad Mahyiddin Ramli, Shayfull Zamree Abd Rahim, Rizalafande Che Ismail and Mohd Nasir Mat Saad




B. Suhardi et al., "Design Specification Determination with Collaborative Approach for Indonesian Short Wheelbase Recumbent Bicycle", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 815, pp. 298-303, 2015

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November 2015




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