What would be the first step to start off with the demining vehicle design?


The challenge is to come up with some ideas of how to start off designing demining Vehicle/Machine.

The design should follow three very simple rules:

The vehicle should be designed in such way that it is effective in clearing mines and will be safe for the people to use. One possibility is to navigate is from the distance.

It preferably should be made of easily available materials and profiles and as cheap and cost effective as possible.

You can see more expensive machine functioning as follows:


This is a “Good will Project” and I hope get as much feedback and participants as possible.

The landmines are big issue around the world. Especially in the countries that have been in conflicts recently. The project should be something similar to LifeTrac challenge running in GrabCAD at the moment.

Looking forward to get some feedback from you how to start off with it. If you have any questions let me know.

Looking forward to have a nice conversation here

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There are a few questions you need to answer before getting started on a project like this.

Will it be operated by a person or will it be autonomous?
You'll need a motor to drive the vehicle as well as a motor to drive the mine scrapper on the front, so you need to know how much torque you'll require out of both of those and then select motors based on that.
Are you designing the gearboxes that go inside or can you source them?
What is the maximum force or pressure that the vehicle or that front section need to withstand from the landmines?

Answered with a tutorial: https://grabcad.com/tutorials/what-would-be-the-first-step-to-start-off-with-the-demining-vehicle-design

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You should post in here instead: http://grabcad.com/requests. You would get more responses.

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