Wind speed, wind yaw and the aerodynamic drag acting on a bicycle and rider

  title={Wind speed, wind yaw and the aerodynamic drag acting on a bicycle and rider},
  author={Osman Isvan},
  journal={Journal of Science and Cycling},
  • Osman Isvan
  • Published 29 June 2015
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Science and Cycling
A large portion of a cyclist’s power is consumed by air drag . Opposing force power meters measure air drag with a wind sensor. In cross winds the bicycle and rider experience a different air drag than that informed by a conventional wind sensor. The main objective of this study is to quantify this error as a function of wind yaw. Additionally, if power is independently measured with a direct force power meter, we estimate the drag area (C d A) as a function of wind yaw without using a yaw… Expand
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