A Biomimetic Approach Enhanced with Creativity to Design a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered Vehicle’s Body

Year: 2015
Editor: Amaresh Chakrabarti, Toshiharu Taura and Yukari Nagai
Author: Mishra, S.; Kumar, A.; Garg, S.; Sharma, I.; Kumar, P.
Institution: 1School of Engineering, Gautam Buddha University, Gr. Noida, India
Section: Brief Podium Papers
Page(s): 335-339
ISBN: 978-1-904670-60-5


The present research envisages the creativity involved in design of hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicle’s outer shell through a biomimetic approach. A study of Hawk Bird wings is implemented to design the two sides doors of a three wheeler single seater prototype vehicle. The vehicle, named as Unfrozen Hawk, is designed to resemble hawk wings while opening and closing of doors. Also, the tear drop aerodynamic structure is designed to reduce the drag force on vehicle body. The research concludes to show that biomemetics can enhance the aesthetics and aerodynamic performance of a three wheeler vehicle through a creative approach of design.

Keywords: Aesthetics, Aerodynamics, Biomemetics, Hawk Wings


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