Dorus de Boer successfully defended "Modeling a Professional Road Cycling Race To Determine the Fastest Wheel-Tire Combination". He developed a simulation based model that can assess past road races and test whether different wheels and tires would have improved the overall race time. This information can be used to inform …
Simonas Draukšas successfully defended "Using Model Predictive Control on a Steer-by-Wire Bicycle for Performance Assistance". Simonas developed a real-time MPC controller to assist a bicyclist in making lane change maneuvers on a treadmill in a semi virtual environment. His goal was to determine if adding MPC control from the steer …
Daniël Landré successfully defended "Predicting cycling risk at intersections with natural cycling data for speed-controlled e-bikes". He determined the sizes required for geo-fence speed control of e-bikes when you turn off the assistance motor power. The sizes can be large for urban areas, requiring urban cores to mostly covered, but …
Ajaypal Singh successfully defended "Investigation of the chatter and squeal phenomenon in bicycle disc brakes". He developed methods to experimentally determine combinations of bicycle components that cause disc brake noise, developed an FEA model that can predict disc brake squeal frequencies, and introduced simple countermeasures that reduce unwanted squealing noises …
Hans Dorsch, from Heise Online visited the Bicycle Lab to interview us and test out the steer assist prototype. His article can be found here: https://www.heise.de/hintergrund/Assistierte-Radtour-Selbstlenkendes-E-Bike-im-Test-7074981.html
BBC World Service sent two reporters to interview us and try out some bicycles that challenge your ability to ride a bicycle with a goal to answer the question "How do you balance on a bicycle?" They asked very deep questions and the presentation of the ideas from the interviewed …
Francesca Andretta successfully defended "Learning cycling styles using experimental trajectory data with Inverse Reinforcement Learning". She developed methods to characterize whether a bicyclist was behaving more cautiously or more aggressively in their riding style based on GPS positioning data. Francesca was co-supervised by Azita Dabiri in the Delft Center for …
Shannon van de Velde has successfully defeneded "Design of a setup for experimental research on stability of a bicycle-rider system subject to large perturbations" Everyone at the bicycle lab is very proud of Shannon and wishes her the best! Shannon will move to Belgium for a new engineering position.
PhD Researcher Opening: Safe and Efficient Traffic of Connected Vulnerable Bicyclists and Automated Vehicles
Filled This job has been filled and is no longer open. Description We are seeking a PhD researcher for a 4-year contract in a multidisciplinary research project to improve the safety of bicyclists and automated vehicles. Transportation of the future will include a mixture of automated vehicles (AVs) and vulnerable …
Postdoctoral Researcher Opening: Advancing Biomechanical Modeling By Improving SymPy Code Generation (x/f/m)
Filled This job has been filled and is no longer open. Description The TU Delft Bicycle Lab is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for a 1 year equivalent contract (full or part time). You will work on a sub-project of SymPy's "Improving Foundational Open Source Symbolic Mathematics for Science" grant funded …
Filled This job has been filled and is no longer open. Steer Assist Bicycle: an example bicycle technology developed at the TU Delft Bicycle lab with Gazelle. Job description The TU Delft Bicycle Lab is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for a 12 month full time contract. The researcher will develop …
Jelle Haasnoot successfully defended "Design and Validation of Steer, Roll, Yaw and Sway Motion of a Kinematics-Based Bicycle Simulator. Everyone at the bicycle lab is very proud of Jelle and wishes him the best! Jelle will move into a full time position at Tacx and will likely mentor some future …
As of September 30th we have wrapped up our work integrating Jupyter based computing tools into the LibreTexts platform. This work was part of a three year $5M grant from the U.S. Department of Education (DoE) to enhance open access textbooks called Open Textbooks Pilot Program (CFDA No. 84 …
Filled This job has been filled and is no longer open. Steer Assist Bicycle: an example bicycle technology developed at the TU Delft Bicycle lab with Gazelle. Job description The TU Delft Bicycle Lab is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for a 12 month full time contract  with a starting …
Blog post on the progress made by JupyterTeam since winter 2020 through summer 2021
The TU Delft Bicycle Lab has been awarded approximately one third of a $350k grant to the SymPy project from the Chan-Zuckerberg Foundation as part of their "Essential Open Source Software for Science" program. SymPy is joining a host of exciting open source software projects in this program. This is …
See this link for the video and article (in Dutch): https://www.hartvannederland.nl/nieuws/olympische-spelen/ontwerper-fiets-baanwielrenners-trots-op-gouden-plak
Joris Kuiper successfully defended "Development of an Integrated Bicycle Accident Detection System: Introducing ALARM: Accident Localisation And Recognition Method". His system is designed for future Gazelle electric bikes. Joris has accepted a position at Gearbox to develop agricultural robots following graduation. Congrats to Joris!
Jan Groenhuis successfully defended "Experimental data-tracking of the BMX SX gate start using biomechanical modeling and trajectory optimization". Everyone at the bicycle lab is very proud of Jan and will miss him! Jan is off to European bicycle tour as his first new venture.
Yesterday, we posted a new preprint to engrXiv: J. K. Moore, B. Cloud, M. Hubbard, and C. A. Brown, "Analysis and Ethical Design of Terrain Park Jumps for Snow Sports," Preprint, Mar. 2021. [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.31224/osf.io/sq7u9. The abstract reads: Most American snowsport resorts …
Blog post on the progress made by JupyterTeam over the fall of 2020
Blog post on the progress made by JupyterTeam over the summer of 2020
Back of the napkin analysis and commentary on Chloé Dygert's 2020 UCI Road World Championships crash.
Georgios Dialynas successfully defended his thesis.
Georgios Dialynas will defend his Bicycle Lab PhD thesis September 15 at 12:30 CEST.
Blog post on creating a web application to serve as a GUI for bicycle dynamics.
Blog post on creating a CKEditor plugin which could insert executable code blocks
The lab is moving to TU Delft this summer.
Our 2019 rowing performance estimation paper is now published in Plos One.
Updated blog post on the implementation of a PID controller on an instrumented ebike
Our slides from our November SacPy talk.
Blog post on setting up JupyterHub on a Kubernetes bare-metal cluster
Sharing the presentation of the speed controller project at the 2019 Bicycle and Motorcycle Dynamics Conference.
Blog post on the design and fabrication of a theoretically optimal handling bicycle
Blog post on setting up JupyterHub for a future computing cluster
Bryn Cloud and Trevor Metz Presented at the 2019 UC Davis Undergraduate Research Conference
Blog post on adding page to skijumpdesign app to analyze user inputted ski jumps for equivalent fall height.
Blog post on the implementation of a PID controller on an instrumented ebike
Blog post on creating a new interface to test different controller designs for the Double Pendulum Robot.
Blog post to share recent conference abstract submissions.
Our paper on the sensor fusion of iPhone sensor streams is currently available for preprint at https://engrxiv.org/nykuh.
Blog post on conducting efficiency experiments with treadle pumps.
Blog post on designing a speed controller for an instrumented ebike.
Lab co-awardees of $5M Department of Education Grant
Our paper on the ski jump design software is published in the Journal of Open Source Software.