Pillion Simulation System (PISIS): An Exclusive System for Simulating Pillion’s Motorcycling Experience / Wan Muhammad Syahmi Wan Fauzi...[et al.]

Wan Fauzi, Wan Muhammad Syahmi and Omar, Abdul Rahman and Rashid, Helmi and Saman, AliasMohd (2017) Pillion Simulation System (PISIS): An Exclusive System for Simulating Pillion’s Motorcycling Experience / Wan Muhammad Syahmi Wan Fauzi...[et al.]. Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE), SI 4 (2). pp. 91-109. ISSN 18235514

Abstract

In the recent years, studies in the motorcycle niche area have been an overwhelming area of research interest. Researchers utilized motorcycle simulator as an alternative assessment to conduct studies in the motorcycle niche area. However, it is noticeable that studies on motorcycle and pillion are very limited. This might be due to most of the motorcycle simulators were built exclusively for the rider, thus lack of capability to conduct experiments and assessments toward pillion. This paper deal with the development of a new simulation system for pillion motorcyclist named Pillion Simulation System (PISIS), in a controlled laboratory setting using an established motorcycle simulator, Postura MotergoTM. Integration of several elements and development of PLC programming architecture written in CX-Programmer were done. As a result, the PISIS consists of 6 compositions: i) an audiovisual element that generates the visual and environmental sound; ii) a windblast element that generates the wind from an industrial blower; iii) motion system that generates movement of the motorcycle simulator in roll axis; iv) pillion features that enable the subject to perform riding posture as pillion; v) a vibration element that generates vibration from the sound system; and vi) programming architecture that simulates the dynamic of the PISIS system. Having such system integrated into the Postura MotergoTM provides a new, safer medium and workstation for researchers to conduct continuous studies in the motorcycle niche area involving the pillion motorcyclist and hope to expand in the coming years.

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Item Type: Article
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Wan Fauzi, Wan Muhammad Syahmi
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Omar, Abdul Rahman
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Rashid, Helmi
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Saman, AliasMohd
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Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
ISSN: 18235514
Volume: SI 4
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 91-109
Keywords: Motorcycle, Simulator, Pillion, Motorcyclist
Date: 2017
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/39035
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