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State the factors to be considered for selection of shape and size of the car of elevator.

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The size and shape of elevator car depends on following factors: 

i) No. of passenger to be carried: While selecting the size of car it is a usual practice to allow. A Space of 2 Sq.fit/ person. Average weight of passenger is assumed 68 kg/person. Thus the maximum load capacity of elevator is considered 34 kg/sq.ft There should be wide frontage and shallow depth 

ii) Limitation in the building design: Shape of elevator depends on space available in building. 

iii) Type of building 

iv) Application of elevator

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