A wheel for traversing the Moon!

in CAD Design held by ilyam
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Draw inspiration from Nature, Video Games, Robots, Sci-fi + design a wheel that can be 3D printed out of a metal alloy for the Surface of the Moon!
Reference Lunar Rovers, Sci- fi, Inspiring Design. Wheel will be evaluated for being all terrain and lunar dust purging
Don't Wants:
too complex of a design, not functional in sand, ice , snow
Additional Information
Needs to support 2 tonnes per wheel, 4ft in diameter and 2 ft in width. A bonus would be the wheel acting like a shock.


= Buyer's Rating
#1 My Moon Wheel by Steersman
Sep 1, 2022 15:40


Thu, 01 Sep 2022 18:00:54 +0000
Hello @ilyan, I kindly request you to make the contest prepaid and blind. This will eventually increase the participation, as designers would be assured of getting some value in exchange for their time and effort. Thank you.
Thu, 01 Sep 2022 13:30:18 +0000
What is the max weight of the wheel? Also what size is the hub to bolt this wheel to? Do you have a bolt hole pattern?
Thu, 01 Sep 2022 12:23:45 +0000
So the "Moon" in some where in Nevada, Vegas, Alaska or the real thing orbiting around the Earth?
Thu, 01 Sep 2022 01:48:09 +0000
ilyam, is the wheel supposed to support 2000 kgf (9.81 kN) of actual force or the mass with that weight on Earth? So on the moon, is it 9.81 kN or approx. 1.62 kN of total force? Is the force for the entire mass of the vehicle or the result of the load being equally distributed across all wheels? What is the theoretical highest amount of kinetic energy that this wheel would need to be able to withstand?
Wed, 31 Aug 2022 21:41:44 +0000
Hey @ilyam, can you tell us what allow you have in mind ?
Wed, 31 Aug 2022 19:39:47 +0000
Love the contest purpose !
Could you define more when you say "acting like a shock" ?



Wed, 31 Aug 2022 14:42:26 +0000
4ft in diameter, 2 ft in width
Wed, 31 Aug 2022 11:05:06 +0000
Hey @ilyam, do you have any technical specifications for the wheel like what will be the dimensions?

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