The influence of the dynamic response of the rider’s body on the open loop stability of a bicycle. Doria, A. and Tognazzo, M. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, March, 2014.
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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 bicycle stability. Uncontrolled arm stiffness has a very detrimental effect on stability and destroys the self-stabilization mechanism. Arm damping has a more complex effect and reduces the self-stability region.
@article{doria_influence_2014,
	title = {The influence of the dynamic response of the rider’s body on the open loop stability of a bicycle},
	issn = {0954-4062, 2041-2983},
	url = {http://pic.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/03/07/0954406214527073},
	doi = {10.1177/0954406214527073},
	abstract = {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 bicycle stability. Uncontrolled arm stiffness has a very detrimental effect on stability and destroys the self-stabilization mechanism. Arm damping has a more complex effect and reduces the self-stability region.},
	language = {en},
	urldate = {2014-03-23},
	journal = {Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science},
	author = {Doria, Alberto and Tognazzo, Mauro},
	month = mar,
	year = {2014},
	pages = {0954406214527073}
}
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