College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Department
BS in Mechanical Engineering
This Final Design Review (FDR) document describes the final design and completed prototype of a Mechanical Engineering senior project team at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. The project goal is to create an adjustable human powered vehicle training bike for George Leone that allows a rider to gain confidence with the unique reclined bike geometry ahead of the World Human Powered Speed Challenge at Battle Mountain, Nevada. This document outlines the customer’s needs and technical research performed which together determine the project’s scope and engineering specifications. Next, we present the initial idea generation process and its results, along with the top mechanism designs, the decision matrices used to evaluate them, and the final design concepts. Each finalized subsystem design is then presented, including all required materials and components. Following this, the manufacturing section details the final project budget and the build processes followed for each subsystem and the overall bike. To ensure the bike met its design specifications, tests were performed with the completed prototype and their results are presented in the testing section. Additionally, we illustrate the overall project management plan and Gantt chart, and scheduling lessons learned from our project. Finally, the conclusion presents our final thoughts on the project – including what went well and what we would do differently – along with recommendations for our sponsor on how to improve and utilize the trainer in the future.