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Haasnoot, Jelle (author)
Bicycle simulator research has been the subject of considerable research, however, few of these attempts have integrated direct balance control and enough freedom of motion to deliver a real-world kinematic cycling experience. In this study, the B.I.K.E. (Bicycle Intrinsic Kinematics Emulator) system, a kinematic bicycle simulator, is developed...
master thesis 2021
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Kuiper, Joris (author)
Bicycles connected to the internet present an opportunity for integrated accident detection and geolocation. Such a system can reduce the time it takes for help to arrive by automatically alerting predefined contacts with the location of the accident. I developed a systematic method for the practical implementation of bicycle accident detection...
master thesis 2021
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Groenhuis, Jan (author)
Introduction During Bicycle Motocross races (BMX SX), the start has been proven to be crucial for good overall performance [1]. Riders reaching the bottom of the eight meter high starting ramp in front of the pack, have a favorable position to perform the first jump and can pick the most ideal line through the first corner. The chances of...
master thesis 2021
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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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Christoforidis, Christos (author)
Experimental data were obtained from riding a steer-by-wire bicycle on the open road while perturbing balance with impulsive forces at the seat post (lateral pertubations) as well as perturbing balance with impulsive torques at the steering assembly (steering pertubations). The experiments were conducted at 2.6–5.6 m/s covering both the stable...
master thesis 2019
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van Grieken, Hylke (author)
In Bicycle Motocross (BMX) racing, a fast gate start is crucial for overall race performance (Rylands2014). The goal of this study was to (1) provide a better understanding of how cyclists effectively propel the bicycle during BMX gate start, and (2) identify pedalling variables which are good predictors of a fast start." <br/>
master thesis 2019
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de Haan, Jelle Waling (author)
The objective of this research is to identify the passive response of the rider’s body to translational and rotational random perturbations. A custom made bicycle mock-up equipped with a system of sensors has been developed, capable of measuring the linear accelerations, angular velocity and the rider’s force responses in all translational axes...
master thesis 2019
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Walhout, Robbin (author)
Brake squeal is a well know problem in the bicycle industry. Most of the time brake squeal occurs due to wear of the brake components and/or in certain environmental conditions (e.g. rain and dirt). Bicycle brake squeal is often solved by trial and error. Compared to automotive industry, there is not much research done on the fundamental cause...
master thesis 2019
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van trigt, chris (author)
This exploration study focuses on the braking behaviour of World Tour cyclists during a descent. For this study, 8 riders descended over 6 trials using a ‘sensor bike’. As part of this particular study, a novel brake sensor is developed and validated in practice. The sensor package can be transferred between bicycles, allowing each rider to use...
master thesis 2019
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Doeksen, Jelte (author)
On all levels of rowing, a general rule is that you have to row together. Rowing together has no clear-cut definition. However, it is known that each rower has his or her own style, which can be registered in movement patterns and force curves. The big question is how to combine these individual styles such that the crew works together in the...
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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