Design of a bicycle rig
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Kim B. Blair and Alexander H. Slocum.
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A design of a bicycle (bike) rig was conducted. This bike rig is designed to be used for aerodynamics measurement testing of bicycles, cyclists and cycling related items in a wind tunnel. This paper discusses the design of a new version of the bike rig that has been used in the MIT Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel. Through finite element analyses, feasibility and practicality studies the best bike rig was designed. A three groove kinematics coupling principle was used in the design of the measurement device of the rig. This paper contains detailed description of the working principle of the bike rig. This paper can also serve as instructions for building a new bike rig.
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2010.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology