Main frame structure exploration of Sliding Tandem bike as the effort to enhance product feature

Bambang Iskandriawan, Jatmiko*, Agus Windharto, Ari Dwi Krisbianto

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Tandem bikes have been produced, since, several years ago as the choosing of costumer besides single/solo bikes alternatives. However, the numbers of their selling were not considerable contrast to that of single bikes. One of the difficulties is their dimensions which are longer, especially when they are operated or carried out. On the other hand, their existences are demanded adequate for the people who would like to ride not alone other than in couple. Within the facility to reduce the dimension of tandem bike, therefore, it is expected the innovation could respond the obstacle above. Currently, the technology development or improvement of bicycle industry also has come near or parallel to the innovation. That is which is created the folding bike, however, in the implementation of it is only featuring in the single bike rather than tandem bike. Besides, the dimension reductions by means of sliding system also still carry out rarely. The improvement of sliding tandem bike, especially, its main frame could increase the degree of comfort for the rider. Finite element simulation will be applied to examine the performance of each alternative of main frame. Stress and deformation analysis will be evaluated moreover the variation of frame material and wall thickness will be taken out for the particular main frame alternatives. Main frame structure investigation could be obtained. The result of structure analysis could be used to determine of main frame design for sliding tandem bike as the one of consideration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1872-1876
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Effort
  • Implementation
  • Main frame
  • Product feature
  • Sliding tandem bike
  • Structure exploration


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