The Conceptual Synthesis and Development of a Multifunctional Lawnmower


Kang, Chun Quan and Ng, Poh Kiat and Liew, Kia Wai (2021) The Conceptual Synthesis and Development of a Multifunctional Lawnmower. Inventions, 6 (2). p. 38. ISSN 2411-5134

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This study aims to develop a novel, original and multifunctional lawnmower through reviews of patent literature, research literature and variants of existing lawnmowers. After a detailed conceptualisation process, Autodesk Inventor (version 2019) is used for the finalised design drawing and stress simulation. The prototype is fabricated and tested through several experiments for usability validation which included tests on sound intensity level, cutting ability, polishing performance and battery power durability. Using Minitab 19, the data for the sound intensity and cutting ability experiments are analysed with two-sample t-tests. The data for the polishing performance and battery power durability experiments are analysed through observations, mean comparisons, and manual calculations. Significant differences are found to exist between the tested and control parameters in the context of each experiment, with the outcomes supporting the usability and performance of the present study’s multifunctional lawnmower. This study showed that the prototype has the potential to solve not only some of the problems in conventional lawnmowers but also a few limitations in existing robotic lawnmowers. The outcome of this study intends to benefit society by advancing innovation in lawn maintenance and improving quality of life.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lawn mowers
Subjects: S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2021 08:24
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2021 08:24


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