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Instrumentation of a racing bicycle for outdoor field testing and evaluation of the cyclist's comfort perception

Joachim Vanwalleghem UGent, Frederik Mortier UGent, Ives De Baere UGent, Mia Loccufier UGent and Wim Van Paepegem UGent (2012) 15th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, Proceedings.
abstract
High frame stiffness is one of the most important parameters a racing bicycle should fulfil, it shows advantages in steering stability and a smaller amount of pedalling power is lost due to frame deflection. On the contrary, increased stiffness may attenuate the shock absorption ability of the frame and consequently leading to lack of comfort for the cyclist. This work proposes the absorbed power criterion to assess the cyclist's comfort at in-situ conditions and therefore the racing bicycle must be instrumented with sensors which measure the contact force and - velocity. This paper describes how all sensors are designed, calibrated and tested for their good functioning. Initial outdoor field tests have shown that all sensors work properly and that the absorbed power method can be used for future work regarding human comfort and how it is affected by parameters such as tyre pressure or cycling position.
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organization
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conference
publication status
published
subject
keyword
human comfort, WHOLE-BODY VIBRATION, field testing, cycling, absorbed power, sensor design
in
15th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, Proceedings
article_number
2760
pages
12 pages
publisher
INEGI-Instituto de Engenharia Mecanica e gestao industrial
place of publication
Porto, Portugal
conference name
15th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics (ICEM15 - 2012)
conference location
Porto, Portugal
conference start
2012-07-22
conference end
2012-07-27
Web of Science type
Proceedings Paper
Web of Science id
000320722901039
ISBN
9789728826260
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
P1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2984376
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2984376
date created
2012-09-10 13:26:53
date last changed
2013-09-26 15:12:53
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  abstract     = {High frame stiffness is one of the most important parameters a racing bicycle should fulfil, it shows advantages in steering stability and a smaller amount of pedalling power is lost due to frame deflection. On the contrary, increased stiffness may attenuate the shock absorption ability of the frame and consequently leading to lack of comfort for the cyclist. This work proposes the absorbed power criterion to assess the cyclist's comfort at in-situ conditions and therefore the racing bicycle must be instrumented with sensors which measure the contact force and - velocity. This paper describes how all sensors are designed, calibrated and tested for their good functioning. Initial outdoor field tests have shown that all sensors work properly and that the absorbed power method can be used for future work regarding human comfort and how it is affected by parameters such as tyre pressure or cycling position.},
  articleno    = {2760},
  author       = {Vanwalleghem, Joachim and Mortier, Frederik and De Baere, Ives and Loccufier, Mia and Van Paepegem, Wim},
  booktitle    = {15th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, Proceedings},
  isbn         = {9789728826260},
  keyword      = {human comfort,WHOLE-BODY VIBRATION,field testing,cycling,absorbed power,sensor design},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Porto, Portugal},
  pages        = {12},
  publisher    = {INEGI-Instituto de Engenharia Mecanica e gestao industrial},
  title        = {Instrumentation of a racing bicycle for outdoor field testing and evaluation of the cyclist's comfort perception},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Vanwalleghem, Joachim, Frederik Mortier, Ives De Baere, Mia Loccufier, and Wim Van Paepegem. 2012. “Instrumentation of a Racing Bicycle for Outdoor Field Testing and Evaluation of the Cyclist’s Comfort Perception.” In 15th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, Proceedings. Porto, Portugal: INEGI-Instituto de Engenharia Mecanica e gestao industrial.
APA
Vanwalleghem, J., Mortier, F., De Baere, I., Loccufier, M., & Van Paepegem, W. (2012). Instrumentation of a racing bicycle for outdoor field testing and evaluation of the cyclist’s comfort perception. 15th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, Proceedings. Presented at the 15th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics (ICEM15 - 2012), Porto, Portugal: INEGI-Instituto de Engenharia Mecanica e gestao industrial.
Vancouver
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Vanwalleghem J, Mortier F, De Baere I, Loccufier M, Van Paepegem W. Instrumentation of a racing bicycle for outdoor field testing and evaluation of the cyclist’s comfort perception. 15th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, Proceedings. Porto, Portugal: INEGI-Instituto de Engenharia Mecanica e gestao industrial; 2012.
MLA
Vanwalleghem, Joachim, Frederik Mortier, Ives De Baere, et al. “Instrumentation of a Racing Bicycle for Outdoor Field Testing and Evaluation of the Cyclist’s Comfort Perception.” 15th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, Proceedings. Porto, Portugal: INEGI-Instituto de Engenharia Mecanica e gestao industrial, 2012. Print.