The influence of the dynamic response of the rider’s body on the open-loop stability of a bicycle

  title={The influence of the dynamic response of the rider’s body on the open-loop stability of a bicycle},
  author={A. Doria and M. Tognazzo},
  journal={Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science},
  pages={3116 - 3132}
  • A. Doria, M. Tognazzo
  • Published 2014
  • Engineering
  • Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science
The passive response of the rider’s body to bicycle oscillations is experimentally studied by means of laboratory tests. Lumped element models of the rider’s body are developed and the relevant stiffness and damping parameters are identified from experimental results. The biomechanical model of the rider is coupled with the benchmark model of the bicycle and open-loop stability analysis is carried out. Results show that the stiffness and damping parameters of the waist do not strongly affect… Expand
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