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van der Niet, A.M. (author)
Minimum-time optimisation has been used extensively in motorsports, such as Formula One racing. Using minimum-time optimisation, the ideal racing line as well as control strategies such as braking strategies can be found. This is interesting, as Reijne et al have shown that cyclists apply diverse strategies, specifically during a descent [1]....
master thesis 2020
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Harsh, Diwakar (author)
One of the important aspects in designing a formula-student vehicle is the understanding of the effects of different parameters on the vehicle’s behaviour. These sensitivities help the engineers to make design decisions and reach the objectives set forth by the team. Currently, the team uses a lap simulation which uses a point mass vehicle...
master thesis 2018
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De Jong, P.H. (author)
The design of the ordinary bicycle has barely changed since the end of the 19th century. Until then it evolved to a well ridable machine with no need for further drastic modifications. However, around 2011 it was shown that, just like an ordinary bicycle, strange appearing designs could also be stable. One of these designs was a bicycle that...
master thesis 2017
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Reijne, M.M. (author)
Looking ahead to the Summer Olympics of 2020 in Tokyo, the Dutch decathletes want to improve their pole vaulting performance by 15 [cm] to increase their chances of winning an Olympic medal. As the current strategies to improve pole vaulting performance have reached their limit, the coach of the Dutch decathletes and NOC*NSF contacted the TU...
master thesis 2016
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Baines, P.M. (author)
There are still important knowledge gaps regarding stability and safety of bicycle riding. Every year around 60,000 people need hospital treatment for single sided accidents in the Netherlands alone. Supporting the need for understanding lateral bicycle dynamics. One of the prominent disturbances on lateral bicycle and rider behaviour is...
master thesis 2016
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Kalsbeek, I.M. (author)
Shimmy, or wobble, denotes the unstable self-excited oscillatory motion of the wheel around the steering axis and can be found in vehicles with castor wheels. For bicycles this oscillatory motion is normally in the range between 5 - 13 Hz. Shimmy could be frightening, dangerous and even fatal if not controlled in time. The introduction of...
master thesis 2016
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Lommers, C.R. (author)
Professional cyclists show a big difference in descending abilities. Eventhough recently research has been conducted on the control of a bicycle [13,19], little is known about the techniques of descending in cycling [[3,6,22]. The aim of this study was to develop measurement equipment which can measure skill and perfor- mance in cycling during...
master thesis 2015
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Van der Kruk, E. (author)
Ice-skating is a rather special form of locomotion: the skater pushes sideward to propel himself forward; Insight in the details of this technique can help a speed skater improve his performance. The aim of this thesis is to develop a reliable and valid three-dimensional biomechanical model that simulates the motion of a speed skater, to gain...
master thesis 2013
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Van der Meel, E.M. (author)
In an ideal world there would be no crashes in traffic. Unfortunately the real world is far from ideal and over 20,000 people get injured in a crash in the Netherlands each year. Around 46,7% of these registered crashes, take place at intersections. To decrease the chance and number of conflicts, and therefore the chance of crashes, many...
master thesis 2013
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Appelman, N. (author)
Already for some time, electronic enhancements regarding vehicle behavior has made its way into the aviation and automotive industry by the term "by-wire" technology. Electronic sensors and actuators are used to replace traditional mechanical systems in which software is used to operate the actuators in a way that is not possible with...
master thesis 2012
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Van Gerwen, J. (author)
Traditional Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems influence planar vehicle motions to better match these to the driver’s intention. These systems use the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) hardware to generate the needed tire forces. This has a large impact on longitudinal vehicle motions. A second method of altering the front wheel tire forces...
master thesis 2012
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De Lange, P.D.L. (author)
Following in the wake of the increased bicycle popularity, bicycle research arose in the late 19th century. Early research, regarding the dynamic behavior of an uncontrolled bicycle, resulted in the Carvallo (1899) and more general Whipple (1899) model. In the past years, extensive research has been done to validate these uncontrolled bicycle...
master thesis 2011
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Van den Ouden, J.H. (author)
In the Netherlands most people have mastered riding a bicycle. Usually at the age of 4 a child learns to ride a bicycle. Few people however know how a bicycle actually works. A bicycle is a dynamic system that is more complex than one would expect. For example in order to go through a left curve on a bicycle one first has to steer right for a...
master thesis 2011
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De Groot, S.G.C. (author)
master thesis 2010
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