What is Monowheel and How it Works
Design and Fabrication Of Monowheel Mechanical Project
Have you seen Men In Black 3 ,a hollywood movie ?.In that movie they used a Monowheel vehicles which has only One Wheel and the driver was sat in the wheel.
circle-shaped frame with a moving track on the very outside, often made of rubber. Think of the track as a giant tire that surrounds the
monowheel — it’s what’s responsible for moving the vehicle forward.
Mechanism used for monowheels–
Monowheel either engine operated or Pedal Operated. Pedal Operated mechanism may consist of a sprocket and Chain mechanism which would further drive to Monowheel. Other possibility is using IC engine either two stroke or four stroke,however,Capacity of engine should be less so that it wont much affect Stability Of Monowheels.
How it Works ?
Limitation of Monowheels
In most designs, if the driver accelerates or brakes too hard, it is possible that the force applied overcomes the force of gravity keeping the rider at the bottom of the wheel, sending the rider spinning around the inside of the wheel. This is known as gerbiling because it has some similarity to the situation of a gerbil running too quickly inside of a hamster wheel. Visibility issues. In driver-inside designs,the rider is always facing the inner rim of the wheel, which can obstruct the view of oncoming hazards.
Monowheel Projects :
There are various possibility modification in Monowheel Mechanism, So many papers are available on Monowheels. I have already explained details about Monowheels .By considering the details and doing some literature survey ,It is possible to build Monowheel.